North & South Amateur: Cromie tops Conners for crown
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.
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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