KEE­GAN OFF TO MIAMI

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Amateur Scene -

An ea­gle on the 17th and a re­mark­able re­cov­ery shot on the fi­nal hole at Vaal de Grace earned Kee­gan McLach­lan a one-shot vic­tory in the 54-hole Glacier Ju­nior Se­ries Fi­nal. He earns him­self a trip to the Ju­nior Or­ange Bowl in Miami in De­cem­ber.

The 16-year-old Sil­ver Lakes mem­ber opened with 65-66 to lead by two, but was caught and over­taken by David Mey­ers (Dain­fern) on the back nine of the fi­nal round. Two be­hind play­ing the par-5 17th, McLach­lan holed an eight-foot ea­gle putt (af­ter a 6-iron ap­proach) to tie Mey­ers. At 18 his tee shot went left, but he hacked out from un­der a tree to the back of green and two-putted for par. That gave him a 72 and 13-un­der to­tal of 203.

Mey­ers missed the green and could not save par, shoot­ing 69 to fin­ish sec­ond on 204. Third on 205, af­ter a clos­ing 66, was Marco Steyn (Mod­der­fontein), fol­lowed on 206 by Luca Filippi (Mil­ner­ton) and 207 by Gar­rick Higgo (De Zalze).

Kee­gan McLach­lan.

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