Yana Wilson wins US Girls’ Junior, beating Gianna Clemente 3 and 2
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Yana Wilson won the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship on Saturday, rallying to beat Gianna Clemente, 3 and 2, in hot conditions in the 36-hole final at The Club at Olde Stone.
Wilson played well at last year’s U.S. Girls’ Junior before ultimately falling to eventual champion Rose Zhang in the quarterfinals.
The 15-year-old from Henderson, Nevada, earned a spot in next year’s U.S. Women’s Open at Pebble Beach.
The 14-year-old Clemente is from Estero, Florida.
Wilson pulled even with a birdie to win the par-5 27th and took the lead with a par on the par-4 28th. She took the par-3 31st and par-5 33rd with birdies and ended the match with a par halve on the par-3 34th.