Jacob Bridgeman was the defending champion at the CGA Junior Boys championship.
Last year’s champion didn’t win, but he didn’t go down without a fight.
Bridgeman started the final round tied for seventh place.
He opened the tournament with a 3-under par 69, but struggled to a 1-over par 73 in the second round.
In the final round Bridgeman’s swing returned to form.”I honed it in off the tee, unlike my first two days,” said Bridgeman.”Then I made some putts,” he said.
While Michael Sanders moved into the lead, Bridgeman stayed within reach of the leader. Sanders finished with a 5-under par final round 67 and a 9-under par 207 total for the championship.
Bridgeman, a future Clemson golfer, carded 7 birdies in the first 15 holes to get to 8-under par and within one shot of the leader.
However, a pair of bogeys in the last three holes dropped Bridgeman back to 4-under par for the round and second place.
“It’s all I could ask for today. It would have been a stretch for me to get to 9-under,” said Bridgeman, “I’m happy for Michael,” he concluded.
Bridgeman adds the runner-up finish to his championship at The Blade Junior. The Inman golfer set a new scoring record in the tournament.