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NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. > GOLF
Matt, a recent graduate of North Augusta High, shot a four-under-par 276 to win by one stroke at the American Junior Golf Association's FootJoy Invitational at Cardinal Country Club (Greensboro, N.C.). The victory qualified him for the Wyndham Championship in August, his first PGA Tour event. The AJGA's No. 2--ranked golfer, Matt won the Polo Golf Junior Classic and the Jones Cup Junior Invitational last year and the individual 4A state title this spring. He will play for South Carolina.
BILLINGS, MONT. > TRACK AND FIELD
Danielle, as a senior at Billings High, earned repeat Montana 2A titles in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 meters. She set a state record in the 800 (2:08.31), while running in light snow; a week later she won the same event with temperatures in the 90s, at the Great Southwest Invitational in Albuquerque. Danielle then took silver in the 800 at the USATF junior championships in Bloomington, Ind., with a 2:05.06 finish to qualify for the world juniors in Barcelona later this month. She will run at Notre Dame.
SUWANEE, GA. > SOCCER
Bakawsu, as a junior striker at Lambert High, scored four goals in a 5--0 defeat of Greenbrier High in the 4A state final. He had 44 goals and 13 assists to lead the Longhorns to the only undefeated season in Georgia (23--0) and the program's first championship in only its third year. An exchange student from the Gambia who came to the U.S. two years ago, Bakawsu lives with a teammate's family. He was named the state player of the year by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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