Amy Lee & Tyler McDaniel
Junior PGA Championship
Tyler McDaniel of Manchester, Ky., and Amy Lee of Brea, Calif., captured titles in thrilling fashion at the 38th Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Hotel Fitness.
At Trump National Golf Club – Washington, D.C., both McDaniel and Lee made Championship-clinching putts on the 72nd hole to capture the Jack Nicklaus Trophy in the boys' division and the Patty Berg Trophy in the girls' division, respectively.
In the boys' division, McDaniel, who trailed 54-hole leader Jacob Solomon of Dublin, Calif., by just one stroke heading into the final round today, shot a 2-under-par 69 for a 10-under-par 274 total to win the Championship by one stroke over Sam Burns of Shreveport, La. Burns closed with a 67 to finish alone in second with a 275 total.
Solomon and Brad Dalke of Hobart, Okla., who held the lead after each of the first two rounds, finished tied for third at 276.
In the girls' division, Lee, who was three shots back with three holes to go in the final round, made a dramatic 15-foot par putt on the 18th hole to shoot 69 and capture the national championship by a single stroke. Abbey Carlson of Lake Mary, Fla., the 54-hole co-leader, finished second at 280.
Megan Khang of Rockland, Mass., and Kristen Gillman of Austin, Texas, the other 54-hole co-leader, tied for third at 281.
One of the nation's premier events in junior golf, the Junior PGA Championship has been a stepping stone to both collegiate and professional careers for many of golf's past and current performers.
The Junior PGA Championship has been a parade of star performers. Past competitors who have gone on to successful professional careers include: Billy Andrade, Kathy Baker, Brandie Burton, Stewart Cink, Chris Couch, Rick Fehr, JimGallagher Jr., Trevor Immelman, Cristie Kerr, Anthony Kim, Justin Leonard, Billy Mayfair, Michelle McGann, Phil Mickelson, Sean O'Hair, Grace Park, In-Bee Park, Dottie Pepper, Stacy Prammanasudh, Scott Verplank, Willie Wood and Tiger Woods.
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