McNellis captures crown in Esposito

Lucas McNellis, who attends James Island Charter High School, won the the Al Esposito Junior City Championship.

Lucas McNellis used his home-course knowledge to post a two-shot victory over Christian Woods on Wednesday in the 2012 Al Esposito Junior City Championship at Municipal Golf Course.

McNellis, 16 and a student at James Island Charter High School, shot 2-over-par 74 in the second round and finished the tournament at 146.

Woods, the first-round leader from Summerville, shot 77 and finished three shots ahead of Todd Fanning and Kyle Spencer.

Ansley Vaughan won the girls title with a score of 155.

“Knowing the course definitely made me feel more comfortable,” said McNellis, whose round included two birdies and four bogeys.

“I wanted to play well because it’s my home course. I played solid.

“The week before I was playing terrible and was freaking out but I figured out my swing.”

BOYS

Lucas McNellis, 146; Christian Woods, 148; Todd Fanning, 151; Kyle Spencer, 151; Ben Crimminger, 152; Sam Myers, 152; Jamie Wilson, 153; Matthew Furlong, 155; Barron Knight, 156; Evan Rodwell, 159; Elliott Ferguson, 159.

GIRLS

Ansley Vaughan, 155; Kathleen Sumner, 157; Clara Park, 186; Annette Paxton, 189; Savannah Hallman, 190; Taylor Mayers, 196; Anna-Raquel Robison, 205; Price Crenshaw, 225; Maggie Berlin, 229.

GIRLS 15-17: Ansley Vaughan, 83-72—155; Savannah Hallman, 101-89—190; Anna-Raquel Robison, 99-106—205.

GIRLS 13-14: Kathleen Sumner, 80-77—157; Clara Park, 94-92—186; Annette Paxton, 98-91—189; Taylor Mayers, 96-100—196; Price Crenshaw, 111-114—225; Maggie Berlin, 116-113—229.

GIRLS 10-12 (nine holes): Delanie Mortier, 36-43—79; Telie McCoy, 40-42—82; Olivia Erwin, 49-51—100.

BOYS 15-17: Lucas McNellis, 72-74—146; Christian Woods, 71-77—148; Todd Fanning, 78-73—151; Ben Crimminger, 77-75—152; Sam Myers, 78-74—152; Matthew Furlong, 75-80—155; Evan Rodwell, 81-78—159; Elliott Ferguson, 82-77—159; Sam Ponte, 79-81—160; Taylor Esch, 79-82—161; Cullen Baldwin, 85-77—162; David Monroe, 80-83—163; Greg Malone, 84-80—164; Colin Frazier, 86-78—164; Aaron Schmitt, 82-83—165; Davis Glasgow, 87-79—166; Bryan Fitch, 87-79—166; Christopher DeMarco, 90-79—169; Andrew Purcell, 85-85—170; Kramer Jance, 88-83—171; Brent Welch, 92-82—174; Dylan Wallace, 90-86—176; Henry Morgan, 90-91—181; Chandler Lunny, 100-92—192; Simeon Hallman, 99-108—207.

BOYS 13-14: Kyle Spencer, 76-75—151; Jamie Wilson, 72-81—153; Barron Knight, 79-77—156; Ben Burton, 84-77—161; Ben Quinque, 83-87—170; James Reding, 97-83—180; Adam Ware, 94-94—188; Matthew Ponte, 95-95—190; Hargett Coombs, 96-94—190; Jay Westmoreland, 103-88—191; Jacob Ponte, 106-100—206.

BOYS 10-12 (nine holes): 34-36—70; Spencer Warner, 38-37—75; Jack Robinson, 39-37—76; Drayton Stewart, 40-42—82; Davis Yearout, 37-46—83; J.J. Keene, 41-45—86; David Martin, 43-43—86; Austin Mosher, 42-46—88; Patrick Churchill, 47-46—93; John Michael Flintom, 51-43—94; Cole Warner, 50-48—98; Carson Crocker, 52-48—100 Nick Ceva, 51-50—101; Sean Lee, 46-56—102; Price Lenoir, 57-58—115; Christian Greavu, 53-63—116.

BOYS 9-UNDER (nine holes): Luis Thompson, 34-33—67; Ethan Warner, 45-41—86; Andrew Propes, 47-45—92; John Bagwell, 45-49—94.