Ghim grabs signature victory at CB&I Boys

Doug Ghim hits a tee shot during the second round of the CB&I Boys Championship.

Doug Ghim hits a tee shot during the second round of the CB&I Boys Championship.

Boys Rankings »

#NameYearStateRating
1Scott Scheffler2014TX67.29
2Zecheng Dou2015CA67.78
3Andy Zhang2016FL68.36
4Brad Dalke2016OK68.49
5Austin Connelly2015TX68.51

Doug Ghim was taught the importance of hard work and patience at a young age.

Ghim's father, Jeff, didn't let Doug play in a tournament until he felt his son was ready – Doug learned the game at 5 years old. Seven years after that, he played his first tournament.

Click here to read more about Ghim's unique path to elite junior golf.

Those early lessons paid off many more times throughout Ghim's junior golf career – especially in 2013, when Ghim notched six top-10 finishes in major junior events but couldn't record a victory. Ghim's confidence and attitude never wavered, and he remained positive.

Now, Ghim finally has that elusive signature victory.

The Texas signee from Arlington Heights, Ill., won the AJGA CB&I Boys Invitational on Monday at the Club at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Texas. Ghim closed with a 6-under 66 on the Fazio Championship Course to finish at 12-under 204, five shots ahead of Andy Zhang and Carl Yuan, who tied for second.

Ghim made six birdies en route to an opening 6-under 30 on the front nine. He shot even par on the back nine to seal the victory.

Cameron Champ, who also shot a final-round 66, tied for fourth with Alvaro Ortiz. Austin Connelly, who was runner-up at the Jones Cup, tied for sixth with Davis Riley and Wilson Furr.

Defending champ Brad Dalke tied for 13th at 1 over.

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