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Beljan's daring shot at the flag pays off

Updated: July 28, 2002, 5:28 PM ET
Associated Press

DULUTH, Ga. -- Charlie Beljan birdied the second playoff hole to beat Zac Reynolds in the final of the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club on Sunday.

The 17-year-old Beljan, from Mesa, Ariz., hit a 9-iron about 2 feet from the pin on the 154-yard, par-3 17th hole. After Reynolds missed a 30-footer for birdie, Beljan made his putt to win.

Reynolds, also 17, of Edmond, Okla., forced the playoff after Beljan hit his second shot into the water on the 18th ...

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