Georgetown Prep senior James Farrah continued his strong play this summer, winning the boys 16-17 age division yesterday at the 40th annual Bobby Gorin Memorial junior golf tournament at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville. Farrah defeated recent DeMatha graduate Matt Mondorff, 6 and 5, on Woodmont's South course to capture his second Washington Metropolitan Golf Association junior tournament titles.
The tournament, which began with a field of 144, wrapped up with its second day of match play in age groups of 12-13, 14-15 and 16-17. In the championship matches played yesterday, Landon sophomore Joe Scheffres defeated Thomas Feldman, 7 and 6, to win the 14-15 division on his home course, and Kevin Vollmer defeated Scott Marino, 4 and 3, to win the 12-13 division.
Farrah, who also won the WMGA's Frank Emmett Schoolboy and was a quarterfinalist in the Springfield Golf and Country Club's Bobby Bowers last week, was 4 under par before the match ended at the 13th hole. He birdied five of the first 12 holes before winning No. 13 with a bogey.
"I made more birdies in today's 13 holes than I ever have in a whole round," Farrah said. "It was one of those days where everything was going well."
Mondorff had breezed through his four rounds, including a 4-and-3 semifinal victory over Kevin O'Connell, Farrah's Georgetown Prep classmate who turned into his caddie for the final round. Mondorff was left a bit stunned by Farrah's championship-match domination.
"I was hitting it really well," said Mondorff, who will attend Winthrop College in the fall. "But it's tough to win when you're even par through 12 and 5 down."