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Williamson beats Wyatt at Southern Am

Southern Golf Association
published 21 Jul 2012

see also: Southern Amateur Golf Championship and Peter Williamson's rankings profile


Peter Williamson
LITTLE ROCK, Ar (July 21, 2012) -– Ivy League star Peter Williamson ran in a 25-foot birdie on the third playoff hole to nudge world No. 1 ranked amateur Bobby Wyatt of Alabama for the 106th Southern Amateur Saturday at Chenasl CC’s Bearn Den Course.

The clutch putt conclude a drama-dripping final round in which Wyatt overcame a 4-shot deficit into the final nine and make a spectacular up-and-down out of heavy rough behind the 18th hole to force the playoff, both finishing 12-under-par 276. Their playing partner kissed a bunker shot off the pin for a would-be birdie on the 18th that would have made it a 3-way playoff.

Williamson was hot on the front to take that 4-stroke advantage, only to see Wyatt fire back with an eagle and two birdies on the next four holes to pull even. Wyatt three-putted for par after reaching the par-5 hole in two and that was the “momentum swing,” said Williamson, a recent Dartmouth grad who won 3 individual Ivy League titles in his collegiate career.

“What a day,” he exclaimed. “Our threesome all shot 67 – 15-under-par in the final round. It was a frantic pace. Winning a tournament this big against the No. 1 player feels good. I’ll have to digest it.” As champion, Williamson earns the option of playing in the Arnold Palmer Invitational next spring in Orlando, provided he remains an amateur at that time.

“Peter is a great player and deserving champion. I was pleased the way I played,” said Wyatt.

The 107th Southern Am is scheduled for Carlton Woods near Houston.



Southern Amateur Golf Championship: Top Finishers

Click on each link to view that player's ranking and performance in
Golfweek/amateurgolf.com Player Rankings points events
Place    Player Scores
T1 NH Peter Williamson, Hanover, NH 70-69-70-67--276
T1 AL Bobby Wyatt, Mobile, AL 71-68-70-67--276
3 FL Daniel Berger, Jupiter, FL 70-72-68-67--277
T4 CA John Catlin, Carmichael, CA 71-74-70-69--284
T4 OK Talor Gooch, Midwest City, OK 76-69-69-70--284
T6 FL Motin Yeung, Orlando, FL 69-75-72-69--285
T6 CA Anthony Paolucci, Del Mar, CA 73-68-74-70--285
T6 FL Brad Schneider, Valrico, FL 69-69-72-75--285
T9 PA Nicholas Reach, Moscow, PA 73-71-71-71--286
T9 TX Alex Moon, Dallas, TX 71-70-74-71--286
T9 GA Oliver Schniederjans, Powder Springs, GA 68-75-71-72--286
T9 Malaysia Gavin Green, Malaysia 73-69-71-73--286
T9 IN Richard Lamb, South Bend, IN 74-69-69-74--286
14 KY Patrick Newcomb, Benton, KY 74-71-69-73--287
T15 KY Blanton Farmer, Lexington, KY 76-71-73-69--289
T15 TX Curtis Reed, Castroville, TX 78-69-72-70--289
T15 AR Austin Cook, AR 70-72-74-73--289
T15 TN Keith Mitchell, Chattanooga, TN 68-68-80-73--289
T19 CA James Erkenbeck, San Diego, CA 75-71-70-74--290
T19 TX Roman Robledo, Harlingen, TX 71-73-70-76--290
T21 TX Mitchell McLeroy, Mansfield, TX 72-72-74-73--291
T21 Chinese Taipei Cheng Tsung Pan, Chinese Taipei 72-72-73-74--291
T21 Colombia Carlos Rodriguez, Colombia 71-72-74-74--291
T21 CA Pace Johnson, Fresno, CA 73-73-70-75--291
T21 NC Hunter Howell, Raeford, NC 71-67-76-77--291
T26 TX Cameron Hollek, Richmond, TX 74-74-71-73--292
T26 Australia Dimitrios Papadatos, Australia 81-68-70-73--292
T26 TX Ryan O'Rear, Salado, TX 71-69-77-75--292
T26 TN Jay Vandeventer, Bristol, TN 72-68-76-76--292
T30 CA Tain Lee, San Juan Capistrano, CA 76-73-70-74--293
T30 KS Rafael Becker, Witchita, KS 71-70-77-75--293
T32 CA Anton Arboleda, La Canada, CA 73-73-75-73--294
T32 TX Luke Kwon, Carrollton, TX 73-75-73-73--294
T32 TX Stuart Smallwood, Paris, TX 74-73-74-73--294
T32 OK Matt Mabrey, OK 75-74-72-73--294
T32 Australia Jake McLeod, Australia 71-77-72-74--294
T32 OK Abraham Ancer, OK 72-72-75-75--294
T32 MO Michael McGee, Kansas City, MO 70-75-74-75--294
T32 AL Michael Johnson, Birmingham, AL 72-70-75-77--294
T32 AZ Michael Thompson, Tucson, AZ 73-73-71-77--294

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