Schnaible and Lilja-Vazquez win Hurricane Junior Golf Tour event in Savannah

By Special to the Prep Sports Report | February 2, 2023

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Savannah's Braiden Schnaible and Maya Lilja-Vazquez won their age groups at the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour's Savannah Junior Open played January 21-22 at the Club at Savannah Harbor.

Schnaible won the Boys 16-18 age group with scores of 75-74 to finish 5-over par for 36 holes and three strokes ahead of runner up Ross Cole from Waunakee, Wisconsin. Schnaible trailed Cole by a stroke after the first round but carded the lowest round of the second round to win the tournament.

Lilja-Vazquez posted scores of 78-83 to win by four strokes over runner up Vivian Lott from Fatetteville, Ga. Like Schnaible, Lilja Vazquez trailed after the first round but carded the lowest round of the second round in difficult conditions to earn the win.

Visit Savannah Junior Open leaderboard to view all the scores from each age division in the tournament!

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The "Coach" Karl DeMasi has been teaching and coaching for the past 35 years on all levels of academia and athletics. One of his hobbies has been writing, announcing and talking about sports. DeMasi has been involved in the Savannah Area sports scene since 1995, and he created the high school magazine "The Prep Sports Report" in 2000. In 2010, the "Coach" started broadcasting The Karl DeMasi Sports Report. He's still going strong, broadcasting on Facebook live and Twitter live every Saturday morning. You gotta love it!

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