JED Dy came up with a bogey-free five-under-par 67 in the third and final round for a one-stroke win in the boys 10 years division of the US Kids World Championships in Pinehurst, North Carolina on Saturday (Sunday in Manila).
Dy finished at 202, overcoming a three-stroke deficit to beat Scott Dunlap of Alabama, who had a closing 71 for a 203 at the Little River Resort course.
The Filipino was still three down going to the 11th but three birdies on the next five holes forged a tie on the 15th.
It was the third US Kids title for Dy, who won the 7 years division in 2011 and the 8 years crown in 2012. He lost the 6 and under battle in a playoff in 2010 and was in contention for last year's 9 years plum going to the last say only to check in late for his tee off and was given a 10-stroke penalty.
Sean Granada placed third in the boys 9 years after a 70-212 and Burberry Zhang came in fourth
in the girls 9 years with her 35-109.
Miko Granada tied for ninth in the boys 6 under, Andrew Chua finished 23rd in the boys 7 years and Perry Bucay tied for 67th in boys 11 years.
In the girls division, Lia Duque wound up 53rd in the 7 years and under and Annyka Cayabyab checked in solo eighth in the 10 years bracket.