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Kristen Gillman, Sam Burns win Junior PGA

Kristen Gillman, Sam Burns win Junior PGA
Posted August 3rd, 2014 @ 4:51am

Kristen Gillman completed a record-breaking victory Friday in the Junior PGA Championship, and Sam Burns won the boys' division at Miramont.

Gillman, the 16-year-old Austin resident who has committed to Alabama, had a 5-under 66 for an 11-stroke victory. She had a 16-under 268 total to break the tournament record of 271 set by Aree Song in 1999.

The 18-year-old Burns, a future LSU player from Shreveport, Louisiana, took the lead with a 65 in the completion of the suspended third round and closed with a 71 for a two-stroke victory. He finished at 10-under 274.

Gillman earned a spot next year in the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic in California, and Burns qualified for the PGA Tour's Texas Open.


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