Corey Carlson shoots 63 on Sunday to win Florida Azalea
(Photo by Tom Burnett Golf)
(Photo by Tom Burnett Golf)

PALATKA, Fla. — While Andreas Halvorsen was in position, and had his sights set on repeating at the Florida Azalea Amateur on Sunday with his two-shot lead entering the final round, University of Georgia commit Corey Carlson had other ideas.

He stormed from five back to with a Sunday 63 to push ahead of Halvorsen and win the tournament by two shots.

Halvorsen, a class-of-2015 junior golfer from Norway, opened the tournament with rounds of 65 and 67, and still played well shooting 69 on Sunday, but Carlson's seven-under 63 was just too good.

Carlson, of Green Cove Springs, Fla., has committed to play for the Bulldogs in the fall of 2015. His future team finished second at the Linger Longer Invitational this weekend, two shots back of Texas, while junior Lee McCoy took home individual honors.

Tim Colanta and Blake Dyer tied for third place at six-under par 204 while a trio of players wrapped up the top-five at 205, including 2014 St. Augustine Amateur winner Edward Richardson of England.

Results For Florida Azalea Amateur Golf Tournament
1FLCorey CarlsonGreen Cove Springs, FL30068-68-63=199
2NorwayAndreas HalvorsenNorway20065-67-69=201
T3FLTimothy ColantaWinter Park, FL10069-67-68=204
T3FLBlake DyerSt. Petersburg, FL10071-69-64=204
T5TXJacob KlineDallas, TX10066-71-68=205

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ABOUT THE Florida Azalea

The Florida Azalea was started in 1958 as a two-man team tourney. The field has, over the years, boasted players who have gone on to greatness at the professional level. Tommy Aaron, who teamed with Dan Sykes for the 1960 Florida Azalea team title, went on to win the 1973 Masters. And Bob Murphy, winner of back-to-back Florida Azalea titles while playing for the University of Florida golf team in 1965-66, was an 11-time winner on the PGA Tour.

More recently, there is the 1997 champ Ryuji Imada of Japan.

The 220-man Azalea field competes in one of six flights. The first flight is Championship, with a cut after 36-holes. The next five flights are Net.

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