Wins Third Junior
(Tiger) Woods, 17, of Cypress, Calif., concluded the most celebrated career
in junior gold by winning his third consecutive U.S. Junior Amateur Championship.
a stunning rally over the last two holes of the final at Waverly Country
Club, in Portland, Ore., birdieing both to send the match against Ryan
Armour, 17, of Silver Lake, Ohio, into extra holes. Woods won with a par
on the 19th hole.
the youngest Junior Amateur champion when he won in 1991 at age 15 and
in 1992 he successfully defended his title to become the only multiple
winner of the championship. In four years of competition in the Junior
Amateur Woods recorded a remarkable 22-1 match play recorrd capped with
an 18-match winning streak.
was all square after 14 holes, but Armour made a 40-foot birdie putt at
No. 15 and took the 16th when Woods three-putted from 40 feet. Woods then
holed a 7-foot birdie putt on the par-4 17th and made a remarkable up-and-own
from a bunker at the par-5 18th, dropping a 10-foot birdie putt to force
was 16-year-old Ted Oh, of Torrance, Calif., who earlier in the summer
had survived both phases of qualifying to earn a berth in the U.S. Open.
Awarded an exemption from Junior Amateur qualifying by The USGA Executive
Committee, Oh shot an even-par 140, two strokes ahead of Canandian Rob
McMillan and three better than Woods.
match between Oh and Woods was played in the semifinals, where Woods made
three birdies early on the second nine and advanced by a score of 4 and
3. Armour secured his berth in the final by defeating 14-year-old Charles
Howell, of Augusta, Ga., by the same score.
drew 2,388 entries, breaking the previous record set in 1987.