CONCORD, Calif. - By Bay City News Service
A 16-year-old girl from Concord has won the 43rd Girls Junior PGA Championship, setting a record for the tournament's lowest 72-hole score.
Yealimi Noh's score of 24-under 264 at the Kearney Hill Golf Links in Lexington, Kentucky, was four strokes better than Rose Zhang, who won the tournament last year and finished in second this year. Noh was the runner-up last year.
"Last year I was close, but not quite there," Noh said in a statement. "Coming into the week, I really wanted to win. I set my goals pretty high, so I'm really happy I was able to achieve them and that all the hard work over the past few weeks and months paid off."
Noh's victory earns her a berth on the 2018 U.S. Junior Ryder Cup team, which will play at Disneyland Paris on Sept. 24 and 25, according to PGA of America officials.