IMG Academy Leadbetter golf program Academy Senior James Yoon took on Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club this past weekend. He emerged victorious from the TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior at Innisbrook hosted by Sean O'Hair for his first AJGA victory of the year. Fellow IMG Academy Leadbetter golf program Academy student Hai Yuan "Steven" Lu finished T4 after rounds of 77-69-72-=218(+5).
Yoon found himself trailing by three shots after Saturday's second round and put his game into overdrive on Sunday. After going out in 1-over to start his final round Yoon came roaring back with three birdies on the back-nine, including a 10-footer on the 54th and final hole of the tournament to secure the win.
"I worked really hard after the first and second round and made more putts in a tournament than I have in awhile,â Yoon told reporters after his victory. âI hit the ball really well today, and hit about 16 or 17 fairways."
For his strong performance Yoon was recognized as Golfweek's Junior Player of the Week. It was the second consecutive week an IMG Academy Leadbetter golf program Academy alum has been recognized, as Rigel Fernandes received the honor last week.
Yoon is No. 10 in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings for the class of 2012 and will play collegiatelyat the University of California Berkeley next year.
To view the final results from the tournament including a tournament summary, visit here.