Jackson Koivun of San Jose captured the inaugural Jack Burke Jr. Invitational by two strokes over Carson Brewer of Jacksonville, Fla., and Keaton Vo of Austin, Texas on the Cypress Creek Course at Champions Golf Club in Houston.
The 16-year-old Koivun, who recently won the Boys Division in the 92nd Northern California Golf Association Junior Championships at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City, made three birdies on the last 10 holes to hold on for the victory.
“When I tee up the ball on the first tee, I just want to put on a show,” said Koivun, who will be a junior at Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose. “I just want to play a good round that I’m happy about. If someone outplays me then that’s that, but if I go out and feel like I’ve played my best, then I’m happy for the day.”
Koivun, who claimed his second American Junior Golf Association title and first invitational victory, posted a score of 66-71-70—207, while Brewer finished at 69-74-66—209 and Vo wound up at 70-69-70—209. Rex Hargrove of Houston carded a score of 65-76-69—210 to tie for fourth with Aaron Pounds of The Woodlands, Texas, who totaled 70-68-72—210, and Boyd Owens of Baton Rogue, La, who shot 69-68-72—210.
Zach Kingsland of Austin, Texas, was seventh at 65-71-75—211, followed Reed Lotter of Savannah, Ga., at 75-67-70—212, while Logan Kim of La Canada Flintridge shot 69-73-71—213 to tie for ninth Byungho Lee of Plano, Texas, and South Korea, who came in at 72-73-68—213.
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