PINEHURST, N.C. - A local teen golfer carded a 1-under par 71 Thursday to finish fourth in a national amateur tournament a day after making history at historic Pinehurst Golf Club in North Carolina.
Will Grimmer, the reigning Greater Cincinnati Golf Coaches Association Divisions II-III player of the year, finished the three-day tournament with a 9-under par 204.
On Wednesday, the 16-year-old shot 59 on Pinehurst No. 1 to pull within two strokes of the tournament leader after two rounds of competition at the North & South Junior Amateur in Pinehurst, N.C.
The junior at Mariemont High School sandwiched his 59 with an opening round 3-over par 74 on Pinehurst No. 6 and his 71 on Pinehurst No. 5 to close out the tournament.
While a fourth-place finish is respectable, Grimmer was looking to continue a recent stretch of summer success that has included multiple junior titles.
In late June, he won a U.S. Junior Championship qualifier, the Ohio Junior Championship and a Junior PGA sectional qualifier over the course of a week.
Grimmer will have a chance at redemption July 22 when he will compete for the USGA Junior Amateur Championship in Truckee, Calif.
Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.