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William Zalatoris wins US Junior Amateur

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 26, 2014 at 8:01 pm •  Published: July 26, 2014
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THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) — William Zalatoris won the U.S. Junior Amateur on Saturday, beating Davis Riley 5 and 3 in the 36-hole final at The Club at Carlton Woods.

The 17-year-old Zalatoris, from Plano, holed out from 119 yards for eagle on the 32nd hole — the par-4 14th on the Nicklaus Course — to take a 4-up lead and ended the match with a par win on the 33rd hole.

The 17-year-old Riley, from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, finished second for the second straight year. Last year, he fell 3 and 2 to Scottie Scheffler at Martis Camp in Truckee, California.

Zalatoris, a rising Wake Forest freshman, was making his record-tying fifth appearance in the event.

Riley is set to play at Alabama.