Jordan Spieth of Dallas, the No. 1 ranked junior in the U.S., scored a third straight victory in the HP Byron Nelson Junior Championship, posting a four-under-par 68-70-71—209 at the Lakewood Country Club in Dallas.
“I haven't really won anything big in a while, so it feels good to win,” he said.
After four grueling days in the Texas Amateur Championship, Spieth trailed Sam Fidone of Lufkin after the first round, but was ahead by a stroke entering the final day. A bogey on the first hole allowed Stratton Nolen of Austin to briefly grab the lead with a birdie on No. 2. Nolen lost the lead with bogies on Nos. 4, 6 and 7. A birdie on No. 6 suddenly provided Spieth with a comfortable four-shot lead. Bogies on Nos. 9 and 11 allowed Scott Scheffler to move with one strokes when he made back-to-back birdies on Nos. 13 and 14. Spieth pulled away with a birdie on No. 16 and a pair of closing pars, finishing four strokes clear of both Nolen and Scheffler.
Following a family vacation in Cancun, Spieth will try to defend his U.S. Junior Championship later this month.
As for playing next year in the Nelson Junior, Spieth didn't rule it out. "We'll see what happens. I love the event so you never know," he said