North and South Junior: Trey Marrion, Hallie Wilson win the coveted titles
Trey Marrion (Pinehurst Photo)
Trey Marrion (Pinehurst Photo)

Trey Marrion and Hailee Wilson won the North & South Junior Championships at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club No. 2 in Pinehurst, N.C. Marrion finished at 9-under to win by five shots, and Wilson finished 7-under to win by one shot.

In the first two rounds, the girls played No. 2 for 5,988 yards and No. 6 for 6,123 yards, and the boys played No. 2 for 6,818 yards and No. 7 for 6,942 yards.

Marrion, a native of Chesapeake, Va., recorded rounds of 70-69-66 to get to 9-under and pull away from the field. In the final round on No. 2, Marrion birdied holes No. 1, 5, 6, 7, and 8 to get to 5-under through eight holes and distance himself.

Marrion, an incoming freshman at Illinois, is ranked No. 13 in the Class of 2024 by Golfweek, has posted six top-25 finishes in AJGA events in the last year, highlighted by a runner-up last summer at the UHY Baltimore Junior and a seventh-place finish at the 2022 Jones Cup Junior Invitational.

He finished T14 at the 2022 Eastern Amateur and held the round-one lead at the 2024 Dustin Johnson World Junior Championships.

Bryson Hughes finished in solo second place at 4-under, and Will Gordon finished in solo third place at 1-under. Hamilton Coleman finished in solo fourth place at even-par.

2023 champion Coltrane Mittag finished T5 with Pavel Tsar at 1-over.

In the girl's division, Hallie Wilson took down Zoe Cusack by one shot, finishing 7-under with rounds of 76-66-67. Cusack finished in solo second place at 6-under with rounds of 68-68-74. 

Cusack led Wilson by eight shots after the first round, but Wilson fought back during the final 36 holes.

Macie Rasmussen finished in solo third place at even-par, while Alexa Takai and Kanyarak Pongpithanon finished T4 at 3-over to round out the top five.

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ABOUT THE North & South Junior

Part of the annual North & South series of tournaments at Pinehurst that include Men's, Women's, Juniors and Seniors. Entries are open to male and female golfers who are between the ages of 15 and 18 (Ages as of tournament start). Contestants must not have reached their nineteenth birthday by start of tournament, OR must not have started college. All applicants must conform to the USGA Rules of Amateur Status and meet the requirements of the USGA Gender Policy. FORMAT: 54-holes of stroke play will determine the Champion. Play will be divided into two divisions: Boys and Girls. A full field will consist of 90 boys and 90 girls.

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