SPORTS

California's Elizabeth Wang, Oklahoma's Brad Dalke win playoffs in Junior PGA

Brad Dalke and Elizabeth Wang won playoffs Thursday in the Junior PGA Championship at Miramont Country Club.

The 17-year-old Dalke, from Hobart, Oklahoma, beat Wilson Furr of Jackson, Mississippi, with a birdie on the second extra hole. Dalke and Furr finished at 6-under 278, with Dalke bogeying the final two holes in regulation for a 4-over 75, and Furr shooting a 67.

On the par-5 18th on the second extra hole, the University of Oklahoma-bound Dalke hit a blind shot from 225 yards to 12 feet to set up his two-putt birdie.

"I'll remember that shot for the rest of my life" Dalke said. "A win in a win. It does not matter how many strokes. I wish (today) was easier, but I'll take it."

The 15-year-old Wang, from San Marino, California, beat Mariel Galdiano of Pearl City, Hawaii, with a 2-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole. Wang closed with a 73, and Galdiano had a 72 to finish at 2 under. Galdiano won the Canadian Women's Amateur last week.

Dalke earned a spot next year in the PGA Tour's Valero Texas Open, and Wang received an exemption to the LPGA Tour's Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic.

"I haven't played in a PGA Tour event and it's been a goal of mine," Dalke said.