Sunnehanna Amateur: Will Murphy tops Sam Burns in playoff
Will Murphy
Will Murphy

JOHNSTOWN, Penn. (June 14, 2014) -- Will Murphy fired a final-round 69 and defeated Sam Burns in a three-hole aggregate playoff to win the 2014 Sunnehanna Amateur.

At Sunnehanna Country Club, Murphy, who plays at South Carolina, took home his second marquee victory of the year, adding the prestigious Sunnehanna Amateur title to his win at the Azalea Invitational earlier this spring.

Heavy rain on Friday meant that the leaders had to finish their third rounds early Saturday morning. After all players had completed 54-holes, Murphy was a shot behind Burns, entering the final round. He matched Burns at the end of regulation thanks to a final-round of 1-under 69.

Burns, who'll play his college golf at LSU, carded rounds of 65-71-68-70, to take solo second in his best finish in a major amateur event. His opening round was the tournament's lowest.

Xander Schauffele of San Diego finished 67-69-68 to finish tied for third place alongside four-time U.S. Mid-Amateur champion Nathan Smith. (Smith was the lowest mid-am finisher in the field, while reigning US Mid-Am champ Mike McCoy finished a solid T10.)

USC's Rico Hoey was fifth, finishing a shot ahead of Charlie Danielson, John Oda and Steven Ihm, the defending champion.

Results For Sunnehanna Amateur Tournament for Champions
1SCWill MurphyColumbia, SC100069-67-69-69=274
2LASam BurnsShreveport, LA70065-71-68-70=274
T3CAXander SchauffeleSan Diego, CA50071-67-69-68=275
T3PANathan SmithPittsburgh, PA50068-67-70-70=275
5CARico HoeyRancho Cucamonga, CA50069-69-71-67=276

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ABOUT THE Sunnehanna Amateur

The Sunnehanna Amateur was inaugurated in July of 1954 -- it was the first country club sponsored 72-hole stroke play competition for amateurs in the United States. The tournament is played on a classic A.W. Tillinghast design. Only one other amateur tournament in the United States can list the likes of Chick Evans, Arnold Palmer, Julius Boros, Art Wall, Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, and Rickie Fowler as contestants: the United States Amateur. Its medal play format has been emulated by countless amateur tournaments across the country.

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