By Jack Persons, AmateurGolf.com
CINCINNATI, Ohio (July 10, 2014) --
Andrew Dorn played his best golf of the week on Friday at Coldstream Country Club. Perfect timing, as it ended up being enough for a win at the Ohio Amateur Championship.
Dorn, the defending champion and West Chester, Ohio resident, posted a five-under 66 in the final round of the tournament to shoot eight-under 276 for the week, good for a one-stroke victory over third round leader Will Grimmer.
Dorn improved as the week progressed, shooting one-over 72 in the first round, two-under 69 in the second and third rounds, and a tournament-low 66 on the final day.
He started off with three birdies in his first eight holes Friday, but made bogey on nine to turn at two-under for the day. It would end up as his only mistake, as he birdied 10, 15, and 16 coming in to vault past Grimmer.
The difference ended up being the 17th hole, where Grimmer made bogey. The two, who played together in the final pairing, were tied up until that point, but the bogey gave Dorn the lead, which he would not relinquish on the last hole. Both players made par, and Dorn was crowned champion.
Grimmer, of Cincinnati, shot one-under 70 in the final round for a seven-under 277 total. He had a three-stroke lead heading into the final round, but could not convert enough birdie chances on Friday, making only two.
Jack Sparling of Dublin, Ohio, came in third at three-under 281, while Boo Timko of Girard, Ohio finished solo fourth at two-under 282.
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