PHOENIX -- Taylor Zoller of North Charleston won his first American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) event, the PING Phoenix Junior Open played Tuesday through Thursday at Moon Valley Country Club. Zoller recorded a 9-under-par 207, with rounds of 69, 71 and 67, to finish three shots ahead of Bret Wilson of Mesa, Ariz.
Zoller started the final round in third place and was able to overcome a four-shot deficit.
"I had no idea what the leaders were doing," Zoller said. "I knew I had to be close and I knew I had to stay steady so I kept committing to my shots and trusting in my putting."
Zoller, who will attend Kent State University in the fall, made one eagle and four birdies during the final round to put him in position to win.
"I eagled No. 9 and that's when I really got it going," Zoller said. "After I holed that one I birdied No. 10 and then almost holed out again on No. 11, so I was really feeling confident at that point."
Clemson added a pair of commitments from in-state football prospects, and another from a Florida standout, giving the Tigers seven pledges for the 2012 class.
Defensive back Ronald Geohaghan (6-1, 190) of Allendale-Fairfax pulled the trigger following camp Thursday. ATH Cordrea Tankersley (6-1, 190) of Silver Bluff made his commitment to Clemson late Wednesday night when he called Tigers coach Dabo Swinney.
Highly recruited DB Travis Blanks (6-1, 180) of Tallahassee, Fla., committed to Clemson Friday.
--Clemson basketball also gained a commitment from an in-state prospect Thursday, Jordan Roper, a 6-1 point guard from Irmo.
Clemson's Patricia Mamona successfully defended her national championship in the women's triple jump at the NCAA outdoor championships in Des Moines, Iowa. She had the top mark throughout. Her best effort was 46 feet, 1 1/4 inches.
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