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16-Year-Old Amari Avery Wins on Cactus Tour

Sixteen-year-old Amari Avery is an amateur, but she's now a winner in a pro golf tournament. Avery claimed a trophy on the Cactus Tour, winning the March 2-4 tournament on the Champions Course at Morongo Golf Club in Beaumont, Calif. Call it a home win for Amari, who is from nearby Riverside, Calif. Avery started the final round one stroke behind the leader. But she used her length — Amari was averaging 270 yards by the time she was 15 — to eagle the fourth hole and take the lead. She wound up shooting 33 on the front nine and finishing with a 69. That gave her a three-round total of 6-under 210, and a two-stroke win over runner-up Kathleen Scavo. Although still only 16, Amari has been on the golf radar for years already. She was one of the cast members of the 2013 documentary The Short Game that followed a group of 7- and 8-year-old golfers. (It also included Alexa Pano, with whom Avery partnered in the 2019 U.S. Women's Four-Ball.) In 2018, Avery was runner-up at

Julia Engstrom's First LET Win

Julia Engstrom is in her third season as a member of the Ladies European Tour ... and she's still only 18 years old. Now, she has her first LET win. After victory in the Women's New South Wales Open in Australia, Engstrom said on Instagram: "A day I will remember for the rest of my life! #victorynr1" Engstrom, from Sweden, was five strokes off the lead as the final round began. But she kept working her way up the leaderboard and eventually finished the tournament with a birdie. That got her in the clubhouse with a 68 and a total of 14-under 274. And that score held up. Sweden’s @juliaengstrom1 hit the perfect 5-iron setting up this birdie putt on 18 to become the 2020 #WomensNSWOpen champion. Let the celebrations begin! 🥳 🎉 🎊 — Ladies European Tour (@LETgolf) March 1, 2020 Engstrom first made international golf news in 2016, when, at the age of 15, she became the youngest-ever winner of the British Ladies Amateur Championship