Top junior golfers from Virginia and Maryland competed in the first annual Bob Benning Mid-Atlantic Championship on June 24-25 at Stoneleigh Golf & Country Club in Round Hill.
The 36-hole tournament featured four divisions -- boys ages 16-18, girls ages 16-18, boys ages 13-15 and girls ages 13-15. Strong winds on the first day of competition gave way to calm conditions on the second day.
Lorenzo Sanz produced rounds of 71 and 65 on the par 72 course to win the 45-player boys' 16-18 division. Sanz posted 11 birdies and an eagle during his two rounds to finish seven strokes ahead of runner-up Mehrbaan Singh.
Catherine Qui put together rounds of 84 and 75 to claim the title in the girls' 16-18 division, while Benjamin Newfield cruised to victory in the boys' 13-15 division. Newfield shot even-par 72 on the first day and 4-under par 68 on the second day to pace the field by 13 strokes.
Kaurvaki Bajpai produced steady rounds of 84 and 80 to win the girls' 13-15 division. Bajpai cleared the field by four strokes after sitting one shot back following the first day of competition.
Sanz (-8), Newfield (-4) and Singh (-1) each completed their two rounds at Stoneleigh Golf & Country Club under par.