Taylor Pendrith wins Porter Cup
LEWISTON, N.Y. (July 27, 2013) -- It’s said
that red and green don’t go
well unless it’s during the holiday season. But
that doesn’t matter to Taylor
-- Photo Courtesy Porter Cup
Donning a red Canadian golf shirt, Pendrith
fired a final-round 67 to put the
finishing touches on a masterful run, taking
2013 Porter Cup by five
Niagara Falls Country Club.
Pendrith, who hails from Ontario --- less than
two hours away --- paired his
shirt well with the green jacket awarded to the
Porter Cup winner.
Entering the final round with a two-shot lead
thanks to an eye-popping 7-
63 on Friday, Pendrith, who plays at Kent
State, turned in what he needed
and then some --- to walk away the victor.
His 67 on Saturday, in front of
following of onlookers, included five birdies.
Facing a surge from players
group and others, Pendrith nailed three
straight birdies on Nos. 5, 6 and 7
but put it out of reach.
"It feels great," Pendrith said. "Just to see the
list of names of those who
won it before me is awesome. This my biggest
FOR FINAL-ROUND PHOTOS FROM THE PORTER
Tyler Dunlap, who held the lead after the
second round thanks to a pair of
took second place. He shot a final-round 69,
which was punctuated by a
uphill and turning birdie putt in front of the
large gallery on the 18th hole.
a Texas A&M golfer, finished the 72-hole,
day event 11-under.
The lengthy birdie putt, which drew a loud
applause from the gallery,
Dunlap from Justin Shin and Brady Watt, who
ended up at 10-under and in
Shin, who won the 2012 Northeast Amateur,
shot 64 in Round 1 to take the
He followed it up with a pair of 67s before
shooting 2-over 72 on Saturday.
from Australia, shot a final-round 69 to sneak
into third place. He went 65-
Thursday and Friday to put himself into
Texas Longhorn Toni Hakula, of Finland, shot
Saturday’s low round --- a 64
sneak into 5th place alone.
Defending champion Richy Werenski shot 72
Saturday and finished tied
at 2-over for the event.
Local favorite Gavin Hall, the U.S. Open
participant hailing from nearby
NY, shot a final-round 69 to finish tied for
eighth place. A large gallery
him throughout the day.
Walker Cup selections Max Homa and Patrick
Rodgers weren’t in the mix.
the 2013 NCAA individual champion, shot a
final-round 68 to finish tied for
10 shots behind Pendrith. Rodgers shot 1-
under 69 to tie for 17th.
They were all chasing Pendrith.
"I just made a lot of birdies," he said. "I think
all told I made 25 birdies and
anytime you do that, you do pretty well.
Putting was very good for me. A
them seemed to be dropping for me."
The top 25 players and ties are exempt into
next year's Porter Cup, meaning
player at even par or better will be invited to
the 56th Porter Cup.
Michael Weaver won the Campbell Award,
which goes to the lowest
score from the Northeast Amateur, The
and the Porter Cup.
Nick Gilliam was the event's top mid-amateur.
Gilliam, the 2001 NCAA
shot 68 on Saturday to finish at 2-under and
tied for 17th. He was six shots
better than Todd White.
See the rest of our original from the 55th
Porter Cup above. For full results,
the link below.