Hickman dominating at Eastern Amateur
12 Jul 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

see also: Eastern Amateur Golf Tournament, Elizabeth Manor Country Club

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (July 12, 2014) -- Christopher Hickman shot a third-round 65 and extended his impressive lead to seven shots entering the final round of play at the 2014 Eastern Amateur.

At Elizabeth Manor Golf & Country Club, Hickman opened up his nine shot lead with a fantastic 61-64-65 start to the 72-hole tournament.

Hickman, who plays at East Tennessee State, is at 20-under throughout the first three rounds and holds that advantage over Riley Davenport of UNC Charlotte. Davenport has been stellar, too, carding rounds of 65-65-67.

Christopher Crawford is nine back after rounds of 66-60-64 and is in a small group of players in contention entering Sunday's final round, considering the spectacular play of Hickman.

Results For Eastern Amateur Golf Tournament
1MDChristopher HickmanCentreville, MD50061-64-65-68=258
2GARiley DavenportBallground, GA40065-65-67-69=266
T3VAAdam BallRichmond, VA30068-63-69-70=270
T3NYDerek BardNew Hartford, NY30068-64-68-70=270
T3PAChristopher CrawfordBensalem, PA30066-69-64-71=270

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ABOUT THE Eastern Amateur

The Eastern Amateur is a 72 hole stroke play event that perennially attracts a top-drawer field. The tournament has been played -- with the exception of 1977 and 1999 -- at Elizabeth Manor Golf and Country Club. Elizabeth Manor is a par 70 Dick Wilson design in Portsmouth, Virginia.

The impressive list of winners includes U.S. Open winners Curtis Strange, Ben Crenshaw, Andy Bean, Hubert Green, Jim Furyk and Steve Jones. Other notables who have played in the Eastern Amateur are Lanny Wadkins, Arron Oberholser, Steve Marino, Scott Hoch, Clarence Rose, Gary Koch, Bob Tway, John Rollins, Fred Funk, Carl Petterson, Chip Beck, Jim Simons, Ben Crenshaw, Steve Melnyk, Andy Bean and Steve Liebler. Liebler won the who the Eastern in three different decades and is the only golfer to have ever qualified for the USGA Junior, USGA Amateur, USGA Open, USGA Public Links, USGA Senior Open and USGA Senior Amateur as well as representing his state in the USGA Team competition.

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