Texas native Spieth wins Junior Am at Gold Mountain

Updated: August 1, 2011

Jordan Spieth, 17, of Dallas, Texas, earned a 6-and-5 victory over Chelso Barrett, 16, of Keene, N.H., to win the 2011 U.S. Junior Amateur Saturday at the par-72, 7,111-yard Olympic Course at Gold Mountain Golf Club.

Spieth, who also won the 2009 U.S. Junior Amateur, became just the second golfer in the 64-year history of the championship to claim more than one title. Tiger Woods won three consecutive Junior Amateur titles from 1991 to 1993.

“Any time you can be compared to any of Tiger’s golf accomplishments, it’s very special,” said Spieth. “You know, he won it three years in a row. I’m glad to have gotten two of them, so now I can’t play in this one anymore, I’m going to go after the Amateurs that he won. But as of the present moment, I’m very happy to have won this coming in as a past champion and being able to make it through again.”

Andrew Whalen of Ephrata, Wash. advanced to the quarterfinals of the tournament before falling to Spieth in the round of eight. And University Place, Wash. golfer James Feutz made the match play but fell in the first round