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Whitsett dominates Western Junior

GOLFWEEK STAFF

Cory Whitsett lengthened his resume even more Friday when he won the 91st Western Junior Amateur by four shots over T.J. Vogel and Tyler McCumber.

Whitsett, the reigning U.S. Junior champion, shot a final-round 68 for a 12-under 268 total. He began the day with a two-shot lead, but Vogel narrowed the gap to one with a birdie on No. 13. A two-shot swing on the par-5 15th lengthened Whitsett’s lead to two again and he secured the win with three closing pars.

“I’m really pleased,” said Whitsett, ranked No. 2 in the Golfweek/Titleist Junior Rankings. “Today was a test of patience.”

Sean Dale closed with two 66s to finish alone in fourth.

The round of the day came from 17-year-old Zhong Yang Fu, who posted a course-record 61 that included eight birdies, an eagle and a bogey. It broke the previous course-record of 62, shot by Stanford’s Rob Grube in 2002.

Fu began the day in 65th and finished tied for 14th

“After the third round, I almost gave up,” Fu said. “I was thinking about nothing today. I played more aggressive, aimed every shot at the pin and made the putts.”

– The Western Golf Association contributed to this report.

Final scores with relation to par from the Western Junior Amateur, played June 17-20 at the par-70, 7,005-yard Sea Island (Ga.) Golf Club (Seaside):

1. Cory Whitsett 66-68-66-68–268

-12 2. Tyler McCumber 66-70-68-68–272

-8 3. T.J. Vogel 67-64-71-70–272

-8 4. Sean Dale 69-72-66-66–273

-7 5. Mitchell Gray 69-69-67-72–277

-3 5. Scott Langley 70-66-68-73–277

-3 7. Julian Suri 72-70-69-68–279

-1 7. Lee Bedford 69-75-67-68–279

-1 7. Luke Guthrie 69-70-71-69–279

-1 10. Austin Cody 69-69-72-70–280

E 10. Chan Kim 70-74-66-70–280

E 10. Sam Smith 67-70-71-72–280

E 10. Brad Hopfinger 73-69-67-71–280

E 14. Daniel Lee 68-69-74-71–282
+ 2 14. Andrew Yun 71-68-71-72–282
+ 2 14. Zhong Yang Fu 74-71-76-61–282
+ 2 17. Zeyu He 69-71-75-68–283
+ 3 17. Michael McGee 75-71-71-66–283
+ 3 17. Ben Kohles 71-74-74-64–283
+ 3 17. Yao-Chun Yang 71-69-70-73–283
+ 3 21. Jackson Beindorf 74-69-74-67–284
+ 4 21. Hyun Seok Lim 72-73-70-69–284
+ 4 21. Benjamin Bauch 71-75-66-72–284
+ 4 21. Jace Long 71-73-67-73–284
+ 4 25. Brant Peaper 71-68-74-72–285
+ 5 25. Troy Anderson 68-69-74-74–285
+ 5 25. Jay Vandeventer 69-70-70-76–285
+ 5 28. Curtis Thompson 72-72-72-70–286
+ 6 28. Robert Register 73-70-74-69–286
+ 6 28. Michael Kinkopf 68-77-70-71–286
+ 6 28. Sebastian Szirmak 76-68-71-71–286
+ 6 28. Will Almand 70-69-71-76–286
+ 6 33. Cabe Prieskorn 70-76-70-71–287
+ 7 33. Byeong-Hun An 72-70-74-71–287
+ 7 33. Minghao Wang 72-70-73-72–287
+ 7 33. Tommy Mou 71-73-74-69–287
+ 7 33. William Sjaichudin 72-68-71-76–287
+ 7 33. Andrew Wyatt 75-70-73-69–287
+ 7 39. Patrick Cantlay 70-72-69-77–288
+ 8 39. C.J. Kim 72-74-73-69–288
+ 8 41. Michael Cromie 71-72-74-72–289
+ 9 41. Thomas Bradshaw 68-73-76-72–289
+ 9 41. Adam Wennerstrom 69-76-69-75–289
+ 9 44. Brad George 71-71-74-74–290
+ 10 44. Mason Jacobs 74-69-74-73–290
+ 10 44. Chris Brant 74-72-72-72–290
+ 10 47. Dominic Bozzelli 74-69-74-74–291
+ 11 47. Stephen Carney 69-73-74-75–291
+ 11 49. Maxwell Scodro 73-70-75-74–292
+ 12 49. Blaine Woodruff 70-74-74-74–292
+ 12 49. Trey Sullivan 72-72-76-72–292
+ 12 49. David Haley Jr. 70-76-74-72–292
+ 12 53. Ethan Tracy 72-71-76-74–293
+ 13 53. Zach Glassman 75-71-74-73–293
+ 13 53. Zachary Blair 72-74-78-69–293
+ 13 56. Logan Harrell 70-74-73-77–294
+ 14 56. Michael Murray 72-74-71-77–294
+ 14 56. Mark Hubbard 73-72-73-76–294
+ 14 56. Bobby Wyatt 74-70-75-75–294
+ 14 56. Tanner Murphy 72-71-77-74–294
+ 14 56. Ty Spinella 76-69-75-74–294
+ 14 56. Justin Spray 73-72-78-71–294
+ 14 63. Wilson Bowen 68-75-75-77–295
+ 15 63. Andrew Colvin 73-70-76-76–295
+ 15 63. Joey D. Marino 74-69-77-75–295
+ 15 63. Ryan Orear 70-76-74-75–295
+ 15 67. Daniel Meggs 71-73-74-80–298
+ 18 68. Alex Moon 75-71-76-78–300
+ 20 69. Hojin Kang 73-73-82-73–301
+ 21 70. Mills Rendell 70-73-80-79–302
+ 22 • • •

Missed the cut

71. Seth Reeves 76-71–147
+ 7 71. Andy Sajevic 74-73–147
+ 7 71. Garrett Vilcheck 69-78–147
+ 7 71. Jack Schultz 71-76–147
+ 7 71. Daniel Charen 70-77–147
+ 7 76. Josh Eure 74-74–148
+ 8 76. Chun Ji Kim 74-74–148
+ 8 76. Stefan Brewer 74-74–148
+ 8 76. Mark Mumford 74-74–148
+ 8 76. Brett Tomfohrde 73-75–148
+ 8 76. Daniel Stringfellow 73-75–148
+ 8 76. Shane Lebow 71-77–148
+ 8 76. Brad Beeson 74-74–148
+ 8 76. Aaron Siekmann 77-71–148
+ 8 85. Parker Houston 75-74–149
+ 9 85. William Beau Schoolcraft 77-72–149
+ 9 85. Austyn Karle 72-77–149
+ 9 85. David Erdy 76-73–149
+ 9 85. Taylor Szyndlar 75-74–149
+ 9 85. Jeff Hatten 73-76–149
+ 9 91. Bennett Boyer 76-74–150
+ 10 91. Blake Redmond 73-77–150
+ 10 91. Horacio Leon 72-78–150
+ 10 91. Bruce Woodall 75-75–150
+ 10 91. Donald Constable 73-77–150
+ 10 91. Anthony Paolucci 73-77–150
+ 10 91. Joe Doramus 73-77–150
+ 10 98. Benjamin Cohen 79-72–151
+ 11 98. Ryan Thornton 75-76–151
+ 11 98. Jordan McLaurin 73-78–151
+ 11 98. Jeffrey Kang 80-71–151
+ 11 98. Tyler Raber 78-73–151
+ 11 98. Kenny Leech 77-74–151
+ 11 98. Michael Kania 75-76–151
+ 11 105. Ricky Hearden 76-76–152
+ 12 105. Ronnald Monaco 76-76–152
+ 12 105. Ian McConnell 76-76–152
+ 12 105. Corbin Mills 78-74–152
+ 12 105. Brock Wilson 78-74–152
+ 12 105. Greg Carrier 79-73–152
+ 12 111. James Back 74-79–153
+ 13 111. Matthew Schovee 76-77–153
+ 13 111. Curtis Loop 78-75–153
+ 13 111. Ryan Mason 75-78–153
+ 13 111. Kyle Wilshire 77-76–153
+ 13 116. David Zickler 73-81–154
+ 14 116. Will Nixon 75-79–154
+ 14 116. Matt Rawitzer 77-77–154
+ 14 116. Michael Wuertz 81-73–154
+ 14 116. Brad Mason 80-74–154
+ 14 121. Michael Cress 82-73–155
+ 15 121. Kevin Gillick 77-78–155
+ 15 121. Justin Weber 80-75–155
+ 15 121. Jason Burstyn 78-77–155
+ 15 121. Max Bichsel 79-76–155
+ 15 121. Nick Langley 80-75–155
+ 15 121. Sam Jandel 81-74–155
+ 15 121. Alex Lyall 77-78–155
+ 15 121. Alex Knoll 73-82–155
+ 15 121. Evan Wood 79-76–155
+ 15 131. Jared Walahoski 80-76–156
+ 16 131. Michael Chudacoff 75-81–156
+ 16 131. Jordan Rodgers 79-77–156
+ 16 131. Andrew Kim 83-73–156
+ 16 131. Ian Gilley 77-79–156
+ 16 136. Brandon Dalinka 80-77–157
+ 17 137. Ben Itterman 76-82–158
+ 18 137. Harrison Ashworth 76-82–158
+ 18 137. Bo Andrews 83-75–158
+ 18 137. Aaron Fitzpatrick 78-80–158
+ 18 137. Dustin Rhone 77-81–158
+ 18 137. Ryan Kwech 78-80–158
+ 18 143. Tanner Smith 77-82–159
+ 19 143. Jamey Salmon 73-86–159
+ 19 145. Logan Knebels 83-77–160
+ 20 146. Ramsey Sahyoun 83-81–164
+ 24 147. Adam Saban 84-83–167
+ 27 148. John-Christian Templeton 87-81–168
+ 28 149. Wes Strang 94-88–182
+ 42 WD. Mark McMillen Jr. 74-WD

WD. Nicholas Austin 78-WD

WD. Austin Gutgsell WD-WD

WD. Matt Carroll WD-WD

WD. Alex Frankel WD-WD

WD. Andrew Perez WD-WD

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