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Lyon Lazare wins gross title at 2013 World Am
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (Aug. 30, 2013) -- Lyon Lazare of Villa Park, Calif. is the Gross Champion at the 2013 World Amateur Handicap Championship.

Lazare, a recent graduate from Chapman University, fired a 7-over 79 at the rugged Dye Course at Barefoot Resort & Golf Friday to win the gross flight's championship. Lazare tied senior champion Lynn Cormier in the final round but won in a tiebreaker.

The focus on a gross championship began this year. Sponsored by amateurgolf.com, prizes were awarded to low gross competitors in each of the World Am's five divisions. Low gross winners, and the overall gross champion, were awarded a 30th Annual World Amateur- logoed Original Bag from Jones Golf, an amateurgolf.com membership and more from our sponsors and partners.

Lazare, who's equally known for his skills as a musical composer and a golfer, medaled earlier this year in a local U.S. Open qualifier. As a senior at Chapman University, Lazare earned All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honors thanks to an average round of 76.2 while leading his team in five of 12 rounds played.

Lazare won the Men 49-and-under division to advance to Friday's championship round.


Flight winners prepare for the final round at The Dye Course.
Cormier won the event's Men Mid-Senior (60- 69) division before placing second in the championship round.

Mike Westrum took gross and net honors in the Senior Men (50-59) division. Westrum shot 80 in the final round to miss the tiebreaker by one shot.

Ray Darmstadt was the gross winner from the Men Super Senior (70-over) division but opted out of the final round.

Gigi Kimball won the Women's Low Gross title and shot 84 at The Dye Course.

Full World Amateur Gross Results:

Men's 49 & Under: Lyon Lazare (Villa Park, CA), 77-70-75-71--293
Men's Senior: Mike Westrum (Humble, TX), 72- 70-78-73--293
Men's Mid-Senior: Lynn Cormier (Missouri City, TX), 75-72-72-77--296
Men's Super Senior: Ray Darmstadt (Cocoa Beach, CA), 75-75-77-71--298
Women's Division: Gigi Kimball (Cape Coral, FL), 74-75-72-70--291

View results for Myrtle Beach World Amateur Golf Tournament

ABOUT THE World Amateur

"The largest amateur golf tournament in the world" now has a gross division. The event attracts 3500 players annually. Barefoot Resort is just one of over 40 of Myrtle Beach area’s championship courses on which this tournament is contested. The winner of each flight competes on the fifth day for the overall title Senior Division ages 55- 64, Super-Senior ages 65 and up.

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