North & South Amateur: USC's Hoey takes medalist
VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. (July 3, 2014) -- Red-hot USC star Rico Hoey shot a final-round 70 to take medalist honors at the 2014 North & South Amateur.
Hoey, who last week competed as a member of the U.S. squad at the Palmer Cup, shot 68-71-70 to take top honors and the No. 1 seed as match play begins Friday at the prestigious event.
First-round leader Will Seger of Indiana stormed back after a rough Round 2 to take the No. 2 seed, finishing at 65-76-70--211, two back of Hoey.
For many, the final day of the event's 54-hole stroke-play qualifier, was a race to finish inside the Top 16. For all, it was a race against the weather being brought Hurricane Arthur as it heads towards the region.
Georgia's Michael Cromie, Chris Hemmerich of Canada and overnight co-leader JD Dornes of Penn State slipped into a tie for third place while defending champion Andrew Dorn and Georgia Tech's Christopher Petefish tied for sixth place.
A group of six players snuck under the cut line with recent Monroe Invitational winner Taylor Pendrith of Kent State on the outside looking in.
For a full look at scoring from the final round of stroke-play qualifying, please follow the results link below.
ABOUT THE North & South Amateur
The North & South Amateur Championship is the
longest consecutively run amateur tournament in
U.S. Its past winners list includes names like
Travis, Francis Ouimet, Billy Joe Patton, Jack
and Curtis Strange. The field is made up of invited
players as well as open applications, from players
a maximum handicap of 5.0. Three rounds of
play are followed by four rounds of match play
qualifiers) to determine the Champion. All stroke
& match play rounds are contested on
Pinehurst No. 2.
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