MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (August 28, 2014) — With
3,405 players broken down over 76 divisions at more
than 50 different courses, there isn't a tournament
like the World Amateur anywhere. And while it's
known as a flighted event, this year's event was
different. For the first time ever, players could enter
a separate Gross Division and 50 players embraced
Lyon Lazare posted four solid rounds of 73-74-
72-75 over four uniquely challenging layouts to win
by seven over Mark Gardiner of Illinois. And Lazare's
victory can be considered a "title
defense" because even though the World
Amateur didn't have a dedicated scratch flight last
year, he was the lowest gross score in the first flight,
which had several really low handicap golfers.
As for Gardiner, the runner-up has been having
a great summer after qualifying for the U.S. Senior
Open and nearly making the US Mid Amateur as a
Play continues Friday with the low players in
each flight going up against each other in one final
round to determine the overall champion. (The top
three players in the Gross Division will compete in
their own separate shootout.) All of
the flight winners, regardless of what they shoot on
Friday, will be going home with great trophies and
prizes as a result of winning their flight over the first
72 holes. Sound like fun? Enter next year!
Click here to view the World Amateur
Gross Division final scores.
Click on the link at the bottom of the page to view
Championship Round scoring
FUN CONTINUES OFF THE COURSE
Players gather in the Myrtle Beach convention
center for all sorts of festivities including the
"World's Biggest 19th hole" with Sirius-
XM radio personalities Brian Katrek and John
Maginnes broadcasting their "On Tap"
program live each afternoon.
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