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North Carolina Amateur: Martin becomes youngest winner
08 Jun 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

see also: North Carolina Amateur Championship, River Landing - Landing Course

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 8, 2014) -- Josh Martin of Pinehurst fired a final-round 4-under 67 to win the 2014 North Carolina State Amateur championship at Carolina Golf Club.

Martin, an incoming freshman at UNC, became the youngest champion in the tournament's 54-year history.

“It means a lot seeing those great champions on the trophy; it’s an honor to be on there too,” Martin told the Carolinas Golf Association. In addition to being the youngest North Carolina Amateur champion, his winning score of fourteen-under par 270 is the second-best in the event’s history.

Charlotte's Bailey Patrick, also a golfer at UNC, led entering the final round and played well, entering the back nine with a three-shot lead over his soon-to-be teammate. After the turn, though, Martin went on a tear and ultimately took over the lead on No. 15.

-Information from the CGA is used in this report

ABOUT THE North Carolina Amateur

Open in all amateur male golfers age 13 or older. Must be a resident of North Carolina and a member of a CGA member club with an index 7.4 and below. An 18-hole sectional qualifier is required for those that do not meet the exemption criteria. Format consists of 72 holes of stroke play with a cut to the low 60 and ties after 36 holes.

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