Viktor Hovland becomes 1st Norwegian to win US Amateur

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Viktor Hovland became the first Norwegian to win the U.S. Amateur, beating UCLA sophomore Devon Bling 6 and 5 on Sunday to cap a dominant week at Pebble Beach.

Hovland took control of the match by winning four straight holes midway through the morning round of the 36-hole final and managed to scramble back after his rare mistakes to give him the Havemeyer Trophy.

Hovland trailed after only one hole in six rounds of match play as he was in control throughout with...

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