(Tiger) Woods, 16, of Cypress, Calif., became the first person to win
two Junior Amateur titles when he defeated Mark Wilson, 17, of Menomonee
Falls, Wis., 1 up, in the final at Wollaston Golf Club, in Milton, Mass.
previously had appeared in two Junior finals, but Woods became the first
multiple champion in the 48-year history of the championship.
the field into match play with a 36-hole total of 1-over-par 143, four
strokes better than Wilson. It was the second consecutive year Woods had
earned medalist honors.
won his first Junior title, Woods had only two matches reach the 18th
green en route to his berth in the final. In advancing to the championship
match at Wollaston, no match went as far as the 17th hole as Woods won
once at the 11th hole, once at the 12th, and twice by 4-and-3 margins.
In the semifinals
he eliminated Jonathan Bartlett, 15, of Ocala, Fla., 3 and 2. Wilson won
his semifinal, 5 and 4, over Todd Lynch, of Winston-Salem, N.C.
In the final,
Wilson won the first two holes with pars and maintained a 2-up lead with
five holes remaining. Woods evened the match by taking the 14th and 16th
holes, and both players made par 3s at the 17th.
At the final
hole, a 421-yard, uphill par-4, Woods and Wilson each found greenside
bunkers with their long-iron approach shots.
shot from the bunker was short of the green, and his 14-foot putt for
bogey stopped inches short of the hole. Woods blasted out safely to the
back of the green, then two-putted for bogey and the win.