June 29, 2016


Junior PGA: Two holes damage Jessica Porvasnik’s hopes

Jessica Porvasnik played 16 solid holes Wednesday in the second round of the Junior PGA Championship at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Ind.

It’s the other two holes the Highland student and two-time reigning Gazette MVP would like to forget.

Jessica Porvasnik

Jessica Porvasnik

Porvasnik took a quadruple-bogey on the 16th hole and then double-bogeyed her final hole, resulting in her second straight 11-over-par 83 on the 7,240-yard layout at Sycamore Hills.

The 16-year-old is now more than 10 shots off the projected cut, which will be made after today’s third round. The final round will be Friday.

“I struck the ball well today, but I didn’t score like I planned,” Porvasnik said in a phone interview. “Those two holes just killed me. I’m ready to go back and have fun with the (high) school season.”

Porvasnik hit her second shot on 16 in the water, then later chunked a short chip and found water again on the same hole.

“I hit the ball a lot better, but I took a quad on 16, so that killed my round,” she said. “Then I took a double on the last hole. Other than that, I played really well, but going 6-over on two holes just kills you.”

Though making the cut and reaching the final round will be extremely difficult, Porvasnik still wants to play the best round possible when she tees off this morning.

“I just want to play well,” she said.

Contact Rick Noland at (330) 721-4061 or rnoland@medina-gazette.com.

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