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Herr claims 2nd AJGA event

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Winning an American Junior Golf Association event is not supposed to be easy. Outstanding junior golfers from around the United States and abroad battle on excellent courses and a victory is ever so hard to attain.

 

Unfortunately, nobody told New Hope's Zachary Herr about the difficulty, because he didn't simply win the Killington Junior Golf Championship at Green Mountain National in Killington, VT. No, he did it in runaway style.

 

Herr opened the event with a sparkling 6-under-par 65, one shot off the course record. He closed the 54-hole event with rounds of 69 and 71 for an 8-under-par 205 total and 7-shot win over Chris Houston of New Hampshire.

 

Erica Herr, Zachary's younger sister, was 9th in the girls competition, carding rounds of 78-75-81 for a 54-hole total of 234.

 

The victory was Herr's second in his AJGA career, having won the 2009 Northeast Classic.

 

"I didn't play as well as I did the last two days, but I held it together," Herr said after the win.  "I was spraying a lot of my tee shots today. My iron game got me back on the green. It means a lot to win. There were a lot of good players here. It was a great week and a great venue. I love Vermont now."

 

Unlike his first AJGA win, a playoff championship in Connecticut, this one was somewhat different.

 

Herr won the event in wire-to-wire fashion, opening up with a 32-33---65 that featured seven birdies against a single bogey. For the tournament he had 15 birdies, 7 bogeys and a double bogey. The Jericho National Golf Club player and Council Rock North High School competitor entered the final round with an 11-shot lead. The field included 75 players from the United States and Canada, with 16 states represented.