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Yana Wilson wins U.S. Girls’ Junior, beating Gianna Clemente

Yana Wilson

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.

Wilson tops Clemente to win U.S. Girls' Junior

Wilson tops Clemente to win U.S. Girls' Junior

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 ninth, the 27th hole of the championship, and took the lead with a par on the 28th hole. She won the 31st and 33rd holes with birdies and ended the match with a par halve on the 34th.