Scottish Under-21 girls' open champion India Clyburn finished 14th while Scottish Under-18 girls title-holder, Fiona Liddell, tied for 19th position at the Junior Orange Bowl girls' 72-hole championship at Coral Gables, Florida.

Neither player mastered the grainy greens over the four days at the end of which South Korea's Juwon Jeong beat Sweden's first-round leader Linnea Strom at the third hole of a sudden-death play-off to win the girls' title. They had tied on one-under-par 283, Jeong closing with a 71 and Storm a 69. Jeong birdied all three of the extra holes.

Clyburn, younger sister of LET player Holly, had rounds of 78, 74, 74 and 76 for 18-over-par 302. Clyburn, in the final round, bogeyed five of the first seven holes and then parred the last 11 holes in halves of 40-36.

Liddell, whose father Stephen is a Scots-born club pro in Germany, at Schloss Vornholz near Gutersloh, scored 75, 78, 76 and 77 for a disappointing total of 306. Liddell birdied the fourth and nine but had a double bogey at the fifth as well as bogeys at the second, third, sixth, eighth, 15th and 17th in halves of 39-38.

Fiona's father suggested that both British players should have arrived well in advance so that they would have been able to get the hang of the putting surfaces before the tornament started.

England's Jamie Dick (Forest Hills) from Coleford, Gloucestershire finished with a 71 - his second best effort over the four days - for a total of eight-over-par 292 and a share of 27th place in a field of 51 boys. Daniel List (Wentworth) had to retire with a back injury after only six holes on the opening day.

The boys champion, following in the footsteps of players such as Tiger Woods, was Joaquin Niemann (Chile) with scores of 67, 71, 72 and 67 for seven-under-par 277 - two shots ahead of Carl Yuan (United States).

51st JUNIOR ORANGE BOWL TOURNAMENT
Biltmore course, Coral Gables, Florida

GIRLS' LEADING FINAL TOTALS
Par 284 (4x71) Yardage: 6,089

283 Juwon Jeong (South Korea) 69 72 71 71, Linnea Strom (Sweden) 67 73
74 69 (Jeong won sudden-death play-off at third extra hole).
285 Maria Hoyos (Colombia) 68 72 68 77, Aubane Valenzuela (Switzerland)
70 73 72 70.
286 Agathe Laisne (France) 68 75 73 70, Megan Khang (USA) 74 73 70 69
287 Leonie Harm (Germany) 71 72 71 73
290 Luiza Altmann (Brazil) 74 68 72 76, Renate Grimstad (Norway) 70 73
72 75.

SELECTED TOTALS
302 India Clyburn (England) 78 74 74 76 (14th)
306 Fiona Liddell (Scotland) 75 78 76 77 (T19).
Field of 34 players

BOYS' LEADING FINAL TOTALS
Par 284 (4x71) Yardage 6,742

277 Joaquin Niemann (Chile) 67 71 72 67
279 Carl Yuan (USA) 71 68 72 68
280 Alejandro Tosti (Argentina) 68 72 70 70
281 Tony Gill (Canada) 72 66 74 69
282 Tristen Strydom (South Africa) 73 73 70 66

SELECTED TOTAL
292 Jamie Dick (England) 70 77 74 71 (T27)
Field of 51 players

Photograph caption: Juwon Jeong (South Korea) left and Joaquin Niemann (Chile) on right.

CREDIT CAL CARSON GOLF AGENCY


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