Ryan Buerk, the Blue Springs graduate who claimed the Class 4 individual state championship last month, shot a 15-over-par 87 Thursday at the par-72 Fox Run Golf Club in the St. Louis suburb of Eureka to finish tied for 24th in the boys age 16-18 division with a three-day total of 240 (24-over).

The final round of the 2010 PGA Junior Series tournament that features 110 junior players from 13 states didn’t go quite as planned for one area golfer, but another made a huge jump to finish tied for 10th place.

Ryan Buerk, the Blue Springs graduate who claimed the Class 4 individual state championship last month, shot a 15-over-par 87 Thursday at the par-72 Fox Run Golf Club in the St. Louis suburb of Eureka to finish tied for 24th in the boys age 16-18 division with a three-day total of 240 (24-over).

Meanwhile, Lee’s Summit North graduate Chris Fryatt shot a 3-over 75 Thursday to finish with a three-day total of 234 (18-over). Fryatt’s total was good enough for a four-way tie for 10th place.

Buerk fired a 75 Wednesday and 78 in Tuesday’s first round to pull into a tie for fifth place. Fryatt opened with a 75 on Tuesday, ballooned to an 84 Wednesday, then came on strong Thursday to claim a top-10 berth.

Steven Ihm of Peosta, Iowa, and Kyle Weldon of Des Peres, Mo., both shot a 1-under 71 for total of 222 to force a playoff. They both made a par on the first playoff hole and Weldon won with a bogey on the second hole.

With the win, Weldon earned an exemption into the 35th Junior PGA Championship scheduled for Aug. 2-5 at Sycamore Hills Country Club in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Lauren Fender of Lee’s Summit West High School shot 85 Thursday after shooting 81 the day before.

In Tuesday’s first-round, Fender shot 88. She finished tied for ninth place in the girls 16-18 division with a total of 254.

Cassie Rushing of Marion, Ill., finished first with a total of 234 after shooting 74 Thursday.