Phillip Dunham of Jacksonville etched his name on a list of winners that includes Tiger Woods and World Golf Hall of Fame members Ernie Els, Lorena Ochoa and Amy Alcott.
Dunham rallied from four shots off the lead after Tuesday's first round by posting back-to-back 67s, and at 12-under-par 204, won the boys 9-10 age group in the IMG Junior World Championship on Thursday at the Carlton Oaks Country Club in San Diego.
Dunham, who leads the North Florida Junior Golf Foundation 10-12 points list, by won six shots over Aiden Tiet of Milipitas, Calif. It was his 12th junior victory of the season, adding to 10 NFJG 10-12 titles and one Florida Junior Tour victory.
The Junior World was established in 1968 and this year included 1,200 players from 56 countries and 42 states in 12 boys and girls age groups. Woods and Ochoa each won five age-group titles. Other past winners include Ponte Vedra Beach resident Laura Baugh, active PGA Tour players Tony Finau, Emiliano Grillo and Beau Hossler, and past PGA Tour winners such as David Toms, Craig Stadler, John Cook and Billy Mayfair.
Dunham shot 70 in the first round, while Tiet had a 66. But Dunham then got off to quick starts in each of his next two rounds to take control of the tournament, making three birdies among his first five holes each day.
Dunham made 18 birdies in the tournament.