One-up through 15 holes, the 15-year-old rolled in the clincher at the par-4 16th to extend his lead to two shots, and following two scores of par at No. 17, Liaw was assured the victory 2-and-1.
If you gave me a whole shag bag, I dont think I could make another one, but at the time, I played a perfect putt, said a happy Liaw.
Liaw will be eligible for the next two U.S. Junior Amateur Championships, and will be gunning for Tiger Woods record of three straight titles.
Next year when I come out, Im just going to give it my best again, he said.
Unfortunately for Scott, the loss ended his hopes of becoming the first-ever Canadian born champion of the event.
Nevertheless, the 17-year-old did not leave Oak Hills completely disappointed.
Its been a great experience, he said. Its probably the most memorable week in my golfing career.
Prior to the championship match Saturday afternoon, Liaw had beaten Chanin Puntawong by a score of 2-and-1, while Scott won his semifinal match over Andrew Dresser 7-and-6.
The U.S. Junior Amateur is one of 13 championships conducted annually by the United States Golf Association.
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