San Jose's Justin Suh shot a final round 1-over 73 to finish at 1-under 215, the only player under par for all three rounds, in winning the NCGA Junior Championship boys title at par-72 Spyglass Hill Golf Course on Tuesday.
For Suh, a senior at Evergreen Valley High, the win continued what has been an amazing summer. He finished the school year with a win at the CIF Boys' State Championship, and followed that up with a win at the Santa Clara County Championship. The 17-year-old also advanced to match play at the recent California State Amateur Championship.
He'll now get his name on the Nelson Cullenward Trophy, joining the likes of Johnny Miller, Bobby Clampett and Ken Venturi as former NCGA Junior champions.
"It feels great. Having my name in there with those guys is validation," said Suh, who plans on playing at USC starting in 2015.
It took a comeback for Suh to win. He entered the final round a stroke behind Derek Ackerman, and by the time the two reached the tee at No.11, Suh trailed Ackerman by three. But things changed.
"I just had one bad hole," said Ackerman, a Sacred Heart Prep senior who carded a 76 to finish tied for second at 217, two shots behind Suh.
San Jose State sophomore Billy Freeman is one of 40 tight ends named to the 2014 John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List. The award recognizes the top tight end in college football. Freeman was one of two Spartans players to catch a pass in all 12 games and finished with 27 receptions for 427 yards and two touchdowns.
San Jose Giants
The San Jose Giants broke open a 2-2 game with a three-run rally in the bottom of the sixth inning and beat the Bakersfield Blaze 5-2. Jeff Gelalich accounted for one of the sixth-inning runs with his home run.