Teen beats Clemson player for U.S. Amateur title

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TULSA, Okla. — Byeong Hun-An has defeated Clemson senior Ben Martin 7 and 5 to become the youngest champion ever at the U.S. Amateur.

It's the second year in a row the winner has been the youngest in the history of the event, which has been around since 1895 and played 109 times.

A 17-year-old born in South Korea, An took a 3 up lead by winning three of the last four holes in the pairing's first of two 18-hole rounds Sunday. He doubled that edge as Martin bogeyed five of the first seven holes in the afternoon round.

An is about a month and a half younger than Danny Lee was when he broke Tiger Woods' record last year to become the U.S. Amateur's youngest champion. Lee was 18 years, 1 month old at the time of his victory.


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