Hickman completes dominant run at Eastern Amateur
13 Jul 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

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

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (July 13, 2014) -- Christopher Hickman shot a final-round 68 Sunday and ran away with the 2014 Eastern Amateur title, winning by eight shots at Elizabeth Manor Golf & Country Club.

Hickman put on a terrific display of golf during the event's four days, shooting rounds of 61-64-65-68 to finish at 22-under and earn a dominant victory.

He was eight shots ahead of UNC Charlotte's Riley Davenport, who shot 65-65-67-69 to finish at 14-under.

Adam Ball, Derek Bard and Christopher Crawford all finished at 10-under 270 and tied for third.

The Eastern Amateur is one of the summer's most historic events and is played at the par-70 Dick Wilson golf course. The Eastern boasts an impressive list of past winners, including Curtis Strange, Ben Crenshaw, Vinny Giles and Lanny Wadkins.

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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