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players of all ages, sizes, color and skills. Fore, please.
Dylan Frittelli, PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA
Frittelli holed a 30-foot putt on the final hole of competition to claim the NCAA
National Championship at Riviera Country Club for the University of Texas.
The South African beat Cory Whitsett of Alabama to claim the first title for the
Longhorns since 1972.
Tae Wan Lee, ORLANDO, FLA.
Since the start of 2012, Lee has improved 70 spots in the Polo Golf Rankings
and now sits at No. 17. A 71.22 scoring average has resulted in top-six finishes
in his last three starts, including a runner-up showing at the AJGA Taylor-Made-adidas Golf Junior at Innisbrook hosted by Sean O’Hair and a third-place
showing at the Thunderbird International Junior.
Mike Welch, QUINCY, MASS.
Welch beat Jason Parajeckas and Michael Ballo Jr. by one stroke to claim the
Massachusetts Open Championship and earn a $15,000 payday. Welch carded
a final-round, 4-under-par 67 to catch and pass second-round leader Ballo and
finish with a three-round total of 5-under-par 208.
Laura Sojo, BARRANQUILLA, COLOMBIA
Sojo’s name reads second on the final leaderboard from the Thunderbird International Junior, but she went toe-to-toe with Ariya Jutanugarn before falling to
the No. 1-ranked junior in a playoff. After carding a bogey-free 34 on the front
nine, Sojo knocked a 60-yard wedge to a foot on the 54th hole, which set up the
Blayne Barber, LAKE CITY, FLA.
Barber was named a Division I Ping first-team All-American following a season
that saw the Auburn junior break the school record for single-season stroke
average with a 70.76 average. He nabbed seven top-five finishes and 10 top-20s.
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