Danny Gianinny takes International Junior Masters
East Aurora Country Club <br>(East Aurora Country Club Photo)
East Aurora Country Club
(East Aurora Country Club Photo)

EAST AUROA, NY (June 30, 2017) - International Junior Masters winner Danny Gianinny was 1 down after 14 holes but a birdie, eagle, birdie run propelled Gianinny to a 2&1 victory over Billy Watson.

"It's my biggest win ever," Danny Gianinny told the Buffalo News. "It's an unbelievable feeling."

Playing at East Aurora Country Club Gianinny used same late dramatics to capture the title.

All-square on the 16th hole, Gianinny took his first lead of the match when he chipped in for an eagle from the rough before sealing his victory with yet another chip in on the ensuing hole from 25-feet.

Gianinny, who lost in the Round of 32 last year as the No. 2 seed, defeated Eric Shea 2 up while Watson bested Spencer Jenkins 2 up.

With the win Gianinny earns a spot in the 2017 Porter Cup.

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ABOUT THE International Junior Masters

The tournament consists of a 36 hole medal qualifier to determine match play brackets. The low 32 players qualify for the Championship Flight and compete for the International Junior Masters Overall Championship. The 16 losers of the first round matches in the Championship Flight are positioned in the Championship Consolation bracket. Qualifying Positions 33-48 compete for the Gold Flight Championship. Qualifying Positions 49-64 compete for the Silver Flight Championship. Qualifying Positions 65-80 compete for the Bronze Flight Championship.

Eligibility is open to invited amateur boys 13 and over who have not reached their 18th birthday before the start of the tournament.

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