Clark Storms to Victory at Under Armour® / Vicky Hurst Championship
Tubert finishes atop Girls Division at Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club
GOLD CANYON, Ariz. — Wyndham Clark of Greenwood Village, Colo., won the Under Armour® / Vicky Hurst Championship as he surpassed 18 competitors Sunday with a round of 7-under-par 65. He went on to defeat Devon Purser of Clearfield, Utah, on the first playoff hole. In the Girls Division, Emily Tubert earned her first AJGA victory by shooting a 4-under-par 140 tournament total.
The Under Armour® / Vicky Hurst Championship was a 36-hole stroke play event conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club — Prospector Course. The tournament field boasted 51 boys and 27 girls, ages 12-18, from 18 states, Canada and Mexico. The Boys Division played the par-72 course at 7,066 yards and the Girls Division played at 6,053 yards.
A stretch of five birdies in six holes set Clark up for his first AJGA victory. He totaled eight birdies on his card, tallying his lone bogey on his final hole. He quickly bounced back with his ninth birdie of the day on the first playoff hole, securing the victory.
“I joined the AJGA four years ago and I've come close to winning so many times,” said Clark, who is ranked No. 24 in the Polo Golf Rankings. “Winning has been a big aspiration for me, and it means a lot to finally get there.”
Purser shot 4-under-par 68 to tie Clark at 4-under-par 140 for the tournament. His second-place finish is his highest in the AJGA. Patrick Sanchez of Mazatlan, Mexico, finished third with a 1-under-par 143 tournament total. Neil Evans of Phoenix, Henry Todd of Trophy Club, Texas, Alex McMahon of Tucson, Ariz., and Jacob Knapp of Costa Mesa, Calif., tied for fourth at even-par 144.
In the Girls Division, Tubert wasted no time as she birdied three of her first six holes on her way to a 3-under-par 69. Strong irons and wedges propelled her down the stretch, as she hit eight greens on the back nine.
“My wedges were really good today,” said Tubert, who has signed with the University of Arkansas. “I kept the ball in play, hit a lot of greens and rolled in some putts. It's great to be able to win this tournament on Mother's Day.”
One shot behind Tubert, Lindsey Weaver of Scottsdale, Ariz., finished the tournament in second place at 3-under-par 141. First-round leader Kaira Martin finished third at 2-under-par 142.
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