Scott Vincent rallies to win The Players Amateur
13 Jul 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

see also: The Players Amateur Golf Tournament, Berkeley Hall Club, Scott Vincent Rankings

BLUFFTON, S.C. (July 13, 2014) -- When overnight leader Garrett Rank struggled early in the final round, the door was slightly opening for someone to take advantage.

That someone was Scott Vincent, who shot a final-round 4-under 68 to come from behind and win The Players Amateur at Berkeley Hall Club.

Vincent, who plays at Virginia Tech, entered the final round six shots behind Rank, who led in large part to his second-round 62, which set the competitive course record. He took advantage of Rank's early struggles, which included a bogey five on No. 2 and an eight at the par-4 7th.

Vincent, in return, was flawless. He recorded birdies on Nos. 6 and 7 and had two more coming in that gave him a one-shot victory over Rank and 2013 champion Hunter Stewart.

Stewart, a rising Vanderbilt star who recently competed in the U.S. Open, shot rounds of 69-69-71-69.

Oklahoma State's Zach Olsen, who'll next defend his Southern Amateur title against another loaded field, took fourth place, shooting rounds of 73-70-66-70 while North Florida's Jack Maguire was fifth after rounds of 74-71-64-71.

The prestigious event was created by Duke Delcher and Tom McKnight and event spares no expense to attract a high quality field. The winner gets an exemption into the PGA Tour RBC Heritage Classic on Hilton Head, as well as the Master of the Amateurs tournament in Melbourne, Australia.

Results For The Players Amateur Golf Tournament
1ZimbabweScott VincentZimbabwe100071-70-68-68=277
T2KYHunter StewartNicholasville, KY70069-69-71-69=278
T2CanadaGarrett RankCanada70071-62-70-75=278
4TNZachary OlsenCordova, TN50073-70-66-70=279
5FLJack MaguireSt. Petersburg, FL50074-71-64-71=280

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ABOUT THE Players Amateur

While competing in the 1999 US Amateur Championship at Pebble Beach, former US Walker Cup Team members, Duke Delcher and Tom McKnight discussed the formation of a premier 72-hole stroke play amateur golf tournament. The inaugural Players Amateur was held the next summer. Former British Open Champion, Ben Curtis, was the winner of the 2000 event.  In 2004, the Heritage Classic Foundation began running the event. The Heritage Classic Foundation was formed in 1987 as a 501 (c) (3), not- for-profit organization, it serves as the operational and financial oversight group for the PGA Tour RBC Heritage Classic. The Foundation distributes all charitable funds generated from the tournaments to charity. The winner of The Players Amateur gets an exemption into the PGA Tour RBC Heritage Classic, as well as the Master of the Amateurs tournament in Melbourne, Australia.

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