Ben Corfee Cruises to Memorial Amateur Win
30 May 2016
by Jeremy Gomberg of amateurgolf.com

see also: Ancil Hoffman Golf Course, Ben Corfee Rankings, Ben Corfee Profile

CARMICHAEL, Calif. (May 30, 2016) -- Ben Corfee capped off a wire-to-wire victory with a final-round 74 at the Memorial Amateur.

Corfee built up a six-shot lead entering the round over UCLA's Tyler Collier after posting a tournament record 36-hole total of 130 (14-under).

"I was trying to play as if I was two-shots behind," Corfee said. "It was inevitable that thoughts about my lead would enter my mind so I tried to keep my approach as simple as possible".

The UC Davis senior played very solid, and responded each time he felt pressure from his playing partners. Faced with a difficult 15 yard bunker shot on hole 8, he calmly holed it for birdied. A bogey on the difficult par 3, 9th was followed up by a two-putt birdie on the par-5 10th.

On the closing stretch, Corfee was very much in control, making pars and avoiding any big mistakes. He finished with a 2-over par 74 for a five-shot win over Andrej Bevins. This is Corfee's 2nd amateur win though first as an individual, having won the NCGA Four-ball with partner and caddie this week Scott Raber.

"I've been close a bunch of times to breaking through and I feel like I finally have this week," Corfee said of his week.

The round of the day was a 5-under 67 shot by Cole Chavez who jumped into a tie for 3rd with Fresno State's Alex Lee. Tyler Collier rounded out the top-5.

ABOUT THE Memorial Amateur

Founded by Vietnam Veteran John Rochelle; it's no coincidence that this first class, traditional event takes place on Memorial Day weekend. 54 hole stroke play event w/ 36 hole cut. Field limited to 105 players. NCGA Points Event. Played on one of the great daily fee golf courses in America. One of the most important amateur events in Northern California.

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Results For Memorial Amateur Golf Tournament
Place  PtsScores
1CABen CorfeeEl Macero, CA40066-64-74=204
2CAAndrej BevinsElk Grove, CA25066-71-72=209
T3CACole ChavezChico, CA15074-69-67=210
T3CAAlex LeeSacramento, CA15069-68-73=210
5CATyler CollierChico, CA15070-64-77=211

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