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Roger Newsom wins Eastern Amateur

Golfweek    view all articles from this source
published 15 Jul 2012

see also: Eastern Amateur Golf Tournament and Roger Newsom's rankings profile


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (JULY 15, 2012) -- Roger Newsom, a 48-year-old ophthamologist from Virginia Beach, Va., used home-course knowledge to capture the 56th Eastern Amateur with a 16-under 264 total on July 15.

Newsom, who grew up next to Elizabeth Manor Golf & Country Club and is a longtime member, was keyed by an 8-under 62 in Round 2 in which he was 4 under on each nine. He shot 66-62-68-68 and won by four shots over three golfers: University of Richmond senior Nick Austin, University of Virginia senior Gregor Orlando and mid-amateur Adam Horton of Chesapeake, Va.

Newsom, who competed in the Eastern Am for the first time at age 13, said his familiarity with the course was a key in his second-round score. He had posted only two previous top-10 finishes at the event, including a tie for second in 2006.

"I played about as good as I could play. . . . I know this golf course better than anybody out here, even the groundskeeper," Newsom told The Virginian-Pilot newspaper. "I know every bump, every little place on this golf course. It's almost like cheating."


Eastern Amateur Golf Tournament: Top Finishers

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Golfweek/amateurgolf.com Player Rankings points events
Place    Player Scores
1 VA Roger Newsom, Virginia Beach, VA 66-62-68-68--264
T2 VA Nick Austin, Midlothian, VA 66-66-70-66--268
T2 VA Adam Horton, Chesapeake, VA 65-68-66-69--268
T2 PA Gregor Orlando, Erie, PA 70-67-64-67--268
5 VA Jeremy Wells, Hopewell, VA 67-68-69-65--269
6 NC Steven Brame, Henderson, NC 66-65-68-71--270
T7 MD Sean Bosdosh, Clarksburg, MD 67-69-66-69--271
T7 FL Scott Smyers, Lakeland, FL 70-67-62-72--217
9 Australia Maverick Antcliff, Australia 68-66-67-71--272
T10 AL Casey O'Toole, Oneonta, AL 71-64-68-70--273
T10 AL Thomas Sutton, AL 67-68-70-68--273
T10 VA Michael Wade, Floyd, VA 69-66-69-69--273
T13 VA Josh Apple, Leesburg, VA 71-70-63-70--274
T13 IL John Callahan, Hinsdale, IL 70-68-70-66--274
T13 WI Andy Dekeuster, Franksville, WI 67-66-68-73--274
T13 VA Weston Eklund, Charlottesville, VA 70-68-65-71--274
T13 MD Alexander Hoffman, Myersville, MD 68-71-65-70--274
T13 NJ Ryan McCormick, Middletown, NJ 67-67-66-74--274
T13 NY Colin McDade, Rye, NY 66-70-69-69--274
T13 VA Mike Moyers, Stanardsville, VA 70-67-71-66--274
T21 NY Jeb Buchanan, Loudonville, NY 69-66-73-67--275
T21 VA Trey Smith, Virginia Beach, VA 69-65-70-71--275
T21 NJ Pat Wilson, Andover, NJ 71-66-68-70--275
T24 MD Steven Delmar, Gaithersburg, MD 69-70-67-70--276
T24 SC Caleb Sturgeon, Laurens, SC 66-68-70-72--276
T26 VA Bryce Chalkley, VA 72-70-66-69--277
T26 PA Chris Crawford, Bensalem, PA 71-68-69-69--277
T26 NC Amanjyot Singh, Buies Creek, NC 70-72-65-70--277
T29 NC Carter Page, Waynesville, NC 67-71-70-70--278
T29 FL Austin Powell, Jupiter, FL 69-69-67-73--278
T29 KY Kyle Wilshire, Georgetown, KY 72-68-69-69--278

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