Sunday, July 26, 2015

Barbaree wins US boys' title at the 37th
BLUFFTON, South Carolina – Philip Barbaree, 17, of Shreveport, Louisiana., matched the largest comeback in U.S. boys' championship history in defeating Andrew Orischak, 16, of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, in Saturday’s final match.
Five down with only eight holes remaining in the 36-hole final, , Barbaree, No. 59 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking™, managed to rally for a 37th-hole win on the 7,366-yard, par-72 Colleton River Plantation Club’s Dye Course.
 It was the most holes played in championship history since the USGA went to a 36-hole final 10 years ago.
In becoming the first Louisiana resident to win the U.S. Junior Amateur since Willie Wood (Lake Charles) in 1977, Barbaree matched Andy Hyeon Bo Shim’s comeback three years ago at the Golf Club of New Hampshire for the largest comeback in the event’s 68-year history. 



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