Big wins for junior boys
Friday, August 7, 2009
Here’s a quick round-up of junior action from around the country this week.
• Connor Pratt of Birmingham, Ala., shot 62 in the second round of the AJGA Southeast Open en route to a 13-under 200 total (70-62-68) and a 10-shot victory. Pratt, a 2010 grad, has made a verbal commitment to Coastal Carolina. His second round included a back-nine 29. His 62 is the second-lowest round in AJGA history; Georgia Tech sophomore James White shot 61 in 2007.
• Another 10-shot victory was recorded at the Northern California Junior. Incoming Cal freshman Michael Weaver, of Fresno, Calif., shot a final-round 65 at Spyglass Hill Golf Club in Pebble Beach, Calif. to finish at 8-under 208.
Weaver’s final round included just 20 putts. He’s won two AJGA titles this summer, finished 13th at the Rolex Tournament of Champions and lost playoffs to incoming Oklahoma State freshman Kevin Dougherty in the Southern California and California high school championships.
• Lorens Chan, the 15-year-old Hawaiian who played this year’s Sony Open on the PGA Tour, collected his first AJGA victory at the Tee Up Junior Challenge. He shot 10-under 206 at Oak Valley Golf Club in Beaumont, Calif., to beat Rak Cho by two shots. Chan qualified for last year’s U.S. Amateur at the age of 14.