Date: July 21, 2007

Giles finishes third in World Junior Championship

Australian Matthew Giles has finished outright third in the defence of his World Junior Championship at Torrey Pines, San Diego. The New South Welshman carded a final round of 73 to finish at one-over for the tournament, six behind runaway winner Dylan Frittelli of South Africa. Giles started his final round in less than convincing fashion with a bogey on the first and a double on the par-four third. However the reigning champ regrouped to birdie five, nine and 12 before closing with another. He finished one stroke behind bolting Kiwi Danny Lee who closed with a 70. Fellow Aussie Bryden MacPherson put a third round 80 behind him to card a 72 and finish nine-over the for the tournament. MacPherson had five birdies through 13 holes, but a run of four consecutive bogeys put the end to his sudden climb up the leaderboard. Queenslander Daniel Nisbet had a disappointing final round of 82. The 16-year old recorded four bogeys and a double through his first seven holes and dropped another six shots in four holes on the back before collecting a consolation birdie on 18. In the girls 15-17 division, Whitney Hillier was again impressive, shooting a final round 71 to finish in a share of fourth spot. The West Australian strung together a bogey-free round to finish four-under for the tournament. Ha-na Jang of Korea was the standout performer, finishing 15-under to win by 10 shots. Click here for full score summaries