The Pendleton Panther

Teen Finishes in Top 20

Posted on: May 26, 2010

16-year old amateur Jordan Spieth finished in a tie for 16th place in last week’s Byron Nelson Championship. Spieth, just s junior in high school, had rounds of 68, 69, 67, and 72 for a total of a 4-under score of 276 at the prestigious PGA Tour event. Spieth was invited on a sponsor’s exemption and was playing in front of his hometown crowd. Many students from Spieth’s Jesuit College Prep came to the course to support him. Spieth finished 6 shots behind winner Jason Day. After the 4th round, Spieth thanked the crowd for supporting him the whole week and said that it was great to get a chance to play in front of so many people. During the week, Spieth played with two players that were more than three times his age. He played with Tom Pernice in the third round and Corey Pavin in the final round. Spieth is already committed to play college golf at the University of Texas.

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