Young Costa Rican golfer wins major tourney in U.S.

Costa Rican José Méndez made history Friday when he became the winner of the Callaway Junior World Golf Championship

Méndez was five under after four rounds with a 283. He beat an Australian player by two strokes in the 15 to 17 boys division.

The event was at the Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California.

The Instituto Costarricense del Deporte y la Recreación praised Méndez and noted that he is in the list of major golf pros who won the tournament when they were teens.

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