LSU golf commit wins US Junior Amateur championship
BLUFFTON, S.C. - Philip Barbaree rallied to win the U.S. Junior Amateur on Saturday, beating Andrew Orischak on the 37th hole after overcoming a late five-hole deficit.
The 17-year-old Barbaree, from Shreveport, Louisiana, won the par-5 29th and par-4 30th with birdies and the par-4 32nd and 33rd with pars to pull within a hole on Colleton River Plantation Club's Pete Dye Course. He tied it with a birdie on the par-4 36th and won with a bogey on the par-4 37th.
The 16-year-old Orischak is from nearby Hilton Head Island.
Barbaree finished off his semifinal match in the morning, winning the 18th with a par for a 1-up victory over South Korea's Won Jun Lee. They were tied after 17 holes Friday when play was suspended because of darkness in the weather-delayed tournament.
Orischak advanced to the final Friday, beating Eugene Hong of Sanford, Florida, 3 and 2.
Barbaree and Orischak earned spots in the U.S. Amateur next month at Olympia Fields in Illinois.
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