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Mathew Todd, 17, of Visalia, California, won the last three holes, two with birdies, and defeated Dennis Hillman, 17, of Rye, New York, the medalist, 1 up at Lake Merced Golf and Country Club in Daly City, California. Todd lost four of the first eight holes.

A par at the 12th hole pulled him to within 2 holes, setting the stage for a par-birdie-birdie finish. The two were all square after 17 holes, and Todd played a 90-yard wedge shot within three feet for a birdie. Hillman overclubbed into the back bunker and conceded the hole.

Todd had failed to reach match play in his first Junior Amateur, in 1989, and had qualified in 1990 at 156, five strokes behind Hillman. He won his first match 1 up, and his second went 21 holes. He defeated 17-year-old Adam Thomas, from Baxley, Georgia, 3 and 2 in the semifinals.

Hillman, meanwhile, was never extended to the 17th hole, and trailed only briefly in five matches leading up to the final. He beat 14-year-old Tiger Woods, of Cypress, California, in the semifinals.

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