Spieth finishes tied for 8th in prestigious junior golf tournament
Anthony Paolucci fired a final-round 69 to cruise to a three-shot victory at the Thunderbird Invitational, the American Junior Golf Association's marquee event. Jordan Spieth, who made national headlines last week at the PGA's Byron Nelson Championship by finishing tied for 16th as a 16-year-old high-school junior, finished in a tie for eighth after a final-round 73.
Paolucci, 17, from Del Mar, Calif., led wire-to-wire in the three-day event after opening rounds of 66 and 69. Spieth was tied for fifth place entering the final day, but made double-bogeys on the third and fourth holes to fall out of contention. He finished three-under for the event, nine shots behind Paolucci.
Check out Damon Hack's article from SI Golf+ for more on the Thunderbird Invitational, and the AJGA's potential impact on the future of professional golf.