Cheboygan’s PJ Maybank III Wins Michigan Junior State Amateur Championship

Cheboygan’s PJ Maybank III captured the 42nd Michigan Junior State Amateur Championship at TPC Michigan in Dearborn Thursday. Pj Maybank Jr Champ Action

The 15-year-old golfer, who is an online student with Cheboygan Schools, defeated Evan McDermott of Spring Lake 5 and 4 in Thursday’s championship match.

“To be the number one junior in Michigan, that means a lot to me,” Maybank III said. “I played pretty solid this afternoon, made a good birdie putt on 8, got the lead and made a couple more on the back nine to win. This feels amazing. This was one of my big goals coming into the summer – to do well in this event and hopefully win it. I’m very happy I won.”

Maybank III previously won the Drive, Chip and Putt before the Masters Tournament as a 13-year-old and has won several junior tournaments with the Golf Association of Michigan and other traveling golf circuits.

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