Karl Vilips was the second in Texas.
The rising Australian star Karl Vilips has become second in a big amateur tournament in Texas.
Vilips, 17, who won a gold medal for Australia during the Olympic Games last year, lost a playoff in the AJGA Simplify Boys Championship.
Melbourne & # 39; s Vilips, who is on his way to a scholarship at Stanford University in the US, follows the 17th hole at Carlton Woods and picks up birdie on the 18th to reach the playoff with Jackson Van Parijs, who the second play-off hole birdied the par of the Australian to win the title.
The tournament was previously won by Jim Furyk, Tiger Woods, David Duval, Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth.
Vilips returns to Australia next month to compete in the South Australian amateur.