Junior Boys

Player of the Week: Joaquin Niemann

Joaquin Niemann, shown at the 2014 Junior Orange International
Joaquin Niemann, shown at the 2014 Junior Orange International ( Courtesy of Junior Orange Bowl International. )

Monday, July 20, 2015

Joaquin Niemann, of Chile, won the Boys 15-17 division at the IMG Academy Junior World Championships, earning Golfweek's Junior Boys Player of the Week honors.

Niemann, 16, broke away from a pack of five that led through 54 holes, taking a one-shot victory with a closing 70 at Torrey Pines' South Course. He finished at 3 under, just better than Pepperdine commit Sahith Theegala.

The Chilean is the 109th ranked player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking and the winner of the 2014 Junior Orange Bowl International.

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