North & South Amateur: Cromie tops Conners for crown
Michael Cromie
Michael Cromie

VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. (July 5, 2014) -- Georgia's Michael Cromie used a pair of eagles in the championship match of the North & South Amateur to defeat Corey Conners and win the 114th playing of the event.

Cromie was a 4 and 3 winner over the Kent State star and recent Jones Cup champion in large part to the eagle-3 he recorded on the par-5 6th hole at Pinehurst No. 8 and the hole out for eagle-2 he had on the par-4 10th.

The eagle on No. 10 put him 5-up and he'd close out the match on the 15th hole.

It's the second victory at Pinehurst for Cromie, who became the first player to win both the North & South Junior and North & South Amateur championships. He won the junior title in 2007.

Cromie reached the championship match with a 1-up win over Blair Hamilton in the morning semifinals.

Conners, who reached the semifinals at last year's U.S. Amateur, toppled Harley Abrams 6 and 5 in the morning round.

Results For North & South Men's Amateur Championship
WinNCMichael CromieCary, NC1000
Runner-upCanadaCorey ConnersCanada700
SemifinalsILHarley AbramsEvanston, IL500
SemifinalsCanadaBlair HamiltonCanada500
QuarterfinalsINWill SegerJasper, IN400

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ABOUT THE North & South Amateur

The North & South Amateur Championship is the longest consecutively run amateur tournament in the United States. Its past winners list includes names like Walter Travis, Francis Ouimet, Billy Joe Patton, Jack Nicklaus and Curtis Strange. The field is made up of invited players as well as open applications. Two rounds of stroke play are followed by five rounds of match play (32 qualifiers) to determine the Champion. All stroke & match play rounds are contested on Pinehurst No. 2.

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