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Junior Am: Final Day

July 23rd, 2011 by cstark

It’s absolutely gorgeous out here today. Favored Jordan Spieth and Chelso Barrett are just finishing the first nine holes. Spieth, who lost the first two holes, got back to even on six and took the lead on eight. He’s 1 up after nine.

The USGA is blogging hole-by-hole. If you’re not coming out, that’s probably the best way to follow the match. I’ll be heading out to the course shortly.

I’ll also be tweeting some updates and thoughts from the course.

It’s been an amazing week of golf thus far. About the only thing that could top what’s preceeded it is for this match to be decided on the 36th hole. No. 18, once again, would come into play. Do you drive it or hit an iron?

I know what I’d do. Of course, anybody who’s ever golfed with me knows how much I like my 3 iron.

Here’s links to stories you’ll find in our paper and online today:

Jordan Spieth and Chelso Barrett win in the semifinals.

My column talks about the dramatic finish to the Barrett/Echavarria match. I called it the best single moment in Gold Mountain golf history.

The Junior Am from the eyes of USGA and Gold Mountain officials.

Spieth put on quite a show in the semifinals, writes Ryan Lavner of Golfweek.


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