Richmond's Lawrence Wins VSGA Junior Match Play

Lynchburg - 17-year-old Mark Lawrence of Richmond won Friday's state Junior Match Play Championship at Boonsboro. The rising senior at Mills Godwin High beat Logan Yates of Ruckersville 4&3 in the championship match. Lawrence played bogey-free golf Friday, winning his second-straight Junior Match Play title. Lawrence again received the Clyde L. Luther Trophy, awarded to the event champion. He's the second straight Richmond-based golfer to claim back-to-back VSGA Junior Match Play Championships, joining Adam Ball, who won in 2011 and 2012.

Results from the semifinal round and scheduled 18-hole final at the 24th VSGA Junior Match Play Championship at Boonsboro Country Club (6,669 yards, par 35-3671) on Friday, June 20 (stroke play qualifying score indicated).Results from the Semifinal Round of Match Play(9) Logan Yates (Ruckersville), 145 def. (13) Bryce Johnson (Oakton), 146, 2 and 1 (3) Mark Lawrence Jr. (Richmond), 140 def. (10) Ian Hildebrand (Purcellville), 146, 4 and 3 Result from the Final Round of Match Play(3) Mark Lawrence Jr. (Richmond), 140 def. (9) Logan Yates (Ruckersville), 145, 4 and 3