Gabriel Lench wins 97th Florida Amateur

Gabriel Lench erased a three-shot deficit to win the 97th Florida Amateur Championship Sunday at Quail Valley and Hawks Nest golf clubs in Vero Beach, Fla.

Lench, 17 of Lake Mary, posted an even-par 72 in the final round for a two-shot win over reigning Florida Boys’ Junior champion Jacob Kline of St. Augustine. Lench finished the 72-hole tournament at 6-under 282.

Over the course of the tournament, Lench played the par 5s in 10-under-par leading to his victory. He has multiple wins on the Florida Junior Tour and is reigning Florida Junior Match champion.

Edward Figueroa, the 54-hole leader, R.J. Nakashian and J.D. Tomlinson finished in a tie for third place at 2-under 286.

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