Players Am: Hunter Stewart wins rain-shortened event
14 Jul 2013
by Pete Wlodkowski of AmateurGolf.com

see also: The Players Amateur Golf Tournament, Berkeley Hall Club

- photo courtesy Voetsch
- photo courtesy Voetsch

BLUFFTON, South Carolina (July 14, 2013) -- Sometimes a one stroke lead is enough.

Heading into today's final round, that's what Hunter Stewart (14-under 202 through 54 holes) had over a talented field at the 2013 Players Amateur at South Carolina's Berkeley Hall Country Club. (A breath away at 203 was Cal golfer and 2012 US Amateur runner-up Michael Weaver.)

But rains that had plagued the tournament all week finally proved too much for the course on Sunday, and when the final round was called, the Vanderbilt University golfer was declared the winner. With that win comes an exemption into the PGA Tour's Heritage Classic.

Stewart's Vanderbilt teammate John Voetsch (who we thank for also tweeting the trophy picture shown here) tweeted the following:

"Congrats @hunterstewart5 for winning the Players Am. Great player, better leader, even better friend/person."

Results For The Players Amateur Golf Tournament
1KYHunter StewartNicholasville, KY100064-68-70--202
2CAMichael WeaverFresno, CA70067-67-69--203
3FLChase KoepkaLake Worth, FL50067-70-71--208
T4ALTom LoveladyBirmingham, AL50073-68-68--209
T4ALBobby WyattMobile, AL50069-71-69--209

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ABOUT THE Players Amateur

While competing in the 1999 US Amateur Championship at Pebble Beach, former US Walker Cup Team members, Duke Delcher and Tom McKnight discussed the formation of a premier 72-hole stroke play amateur golf tournament. The inaugural Players Amateur was held the next summer. Former British Open Champion, Ben Curtis, was the winner of the 2000 event.  In 2004, the Heritage Classic Foundation began running the event. The Heritage Classic Foundation was formed in 1987 as a 501 (c) (3), not- for-profit organization, it serves as the operational and financial oversight group for the PGA Tour RBC Heritage Classic. The Foundation distributes all charitable funds generated from the tournaments to charity. The winner of The Players Amateur gets an exemption into the PGA Tour RBC Heritage Classic, as well as the Master of the Amateurs tournament in Melbourne, Australia.

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