Oakes, Fernandes Take Junior, Boys Titles
NORWALK, Conn. (July 11, 2022) -- Jonathan Oakes of Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., finished as the lone player under par at Silvermine Golf Club, Monday, earning the 77th Westchester Junior Championship title by two strokes. Ken Fernandes of Chappaqua, N.Y., carded a 4-over 74 en route to victory in the Westchester Boys' Championship.
Oakes, 16, had a hot stretch in the middle of his round, making birdies on Nos. 5, 7, 8 and 9 to turn in 3-under 32. While he added a trio of bogeys coming in, he also added one more birdie on the par-5 17th to cap off his 1-under round that also earned him a spot in the 105th Met Junior Championship Sponsored by MetLife, which takes place July 19-21 at St. George's Golf & Country Club on Long Island. His win backs up another recent victory in the Metropolitan Junior PGA Championship, which earned him a spot in the Junior PGA Championship at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club, August 2-5, in Palos Park, Ill.
Meanwhile, 13-year-old Fernandes tallied four birdies during his round, including one on the par-3 closer, for his score of 74. Fernandes, a Youth on Course member, was the lone player to qualify for both the Met Junior and the 54th MGA/MetLife Boys' Championship, which heads to The Saint Andrew's Golf Club in Hastings-on-Hudson, August 10-11.