Kyle Stough, an All-Met rising senior at DeMatha, won the 83rd annual Bob Riley Junior Open yesterday at Belle Haven Country Club in Alexandria. Stough shot 69-73 -- 142 (2 under par) to win the two-day event, which is the oldest junior tournament in the Washington area and the second oldest in the country.
"I didn't play well today," Stough said. "I had a five-shot lead [after the first round], so I was just going out trying to make pars."
Stough had three birdies and four bogeys yesterday after making six birdies and three bogeys Monday. John Kim of Vienna finished second at 150. Ray Hyre of Bowie was third at 152.
Richie Steinwand of Silver Spring won the 14-15 age division with 157. Sean Boshdosh of Clarksburg, who won the Bobby Gorin Memorial 13-and-under division last month, was the 13-and-under champion with 155.
Stough's victory combined with his second-place finish at the Frank Emmet Schoolboy Classic in June puts him in strong contention for the junior golfer of the year, an award given annually by the Washington Metropolitan Golf Association.
"I thought if I could win [the Junior Open] I had a shot at junior golfer of the year," Stough said. "I really wanted to play well."
-- Kathy Orton