Posted: 15th August 2012
Michael Thorbjornsen of Wellesley, Mass., began and ended his round as a champion should, with birdies on Nos. 1, 2, 17 and 18 at Little River Golf Resort. His two closing birdies were enough to lead the boys 10 division by one stroke at the end of the day.
The division played Pinehurst No. 8 at 5,150 yards.
Thorbjornsen trailed by three strokes entering the final round, but led by the time he finished playing No. 2. He had at least a share of the lead for the rest of the day, as he and Martin Vorster of Mossel Bay, South Africa, battled for the lead. They were tied before Thorbjornsen’s birdie on No. 17, and both players birdied No. 18. Thorbjornsen finished the tournament at 6-under-par 210.
Vorster finished a shot behind at 5-under-par 211. The two separated themselves from the field significantly, as Dylan Fritz of Las Vegas, Joseph Pagdin of Orlando, and Robintiger Williams of Peterborough, South Africa, tied for third place at 1-over-par 217.