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Baker Goes Low at Minnesota Boys' Junior PGA Championship to Come From Behind

June 30, 2020

 
 BIWABIK, Minn. – Entering Tuesday’s final round of the 45th Minnesota Boys’ Junior PGA Championship seven shots off the lead, Sam Baker carded an eagle and five birdies to stage a remarkable come from behind victory by firing a bogey-free 65 to claim a five-stroke victory at The Quarry at Giants Ridge.
 
Carding a 6-over 78 during the opening round Monday, Baker quickly got to work during his second round by carding an eagle at the second hole. Following a pair of birdies at the fifth and seventh holes, Baker quickly made up ground by turning in 4-under.
 
Baker carried momentum to his final nine holes Tuesday by carding birdie at the par-4 10th and added rolled in his fourth birdie of the round at the 13th. Cruising through his inward nine, Baker carded one final birdie at the par-5 16th to finish at 1-under 143 to claim a five-stroke victory over Carson Herron and Bailey Johnston, who finished in a tie for second at 4-over 148.
 
 
 
THE 45TH MINNESOTA BOYS’ JUNIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
THE QUARRY AT GIANTS RIDGE
BIWABIK, MINN.
6,656 YARDS, PAR 72
 
 
TUESDAY’S FINAL RESULTS
1. Sam Baker, Cloquet, Minn., 78-65—143
T2. Carson Herron, Deephaven, Minn., 78-70—148
T2. Bailey Johnston, Hastings, Minn., 73-75—148
T4. Anders Larson, Pine Island, Minn., 76-74—150
T4. Kyler Schwamb, Farmington, Minn., 72-78—150
T6. Koby Kuenzel, Grand Forks, N.D., 77-74—151
T6. Pranay Singh, Eden Prairie, Minn., 74-77—151
T8. Jack Wellen, Blaine, Minn., 79-73—152
T8. Owen Covey, New Richmond, Wis., 73-79—152
T8. Ryan Stendahl, Maple Grove, Minn., 73-79—152
 
 
For complete tournament results go to: https://mnpgajr.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/mnpgajr20/event/mnpgajr202/contest/5/leaderboard.htm
 
 


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