Best of the Weekend: GB&I wins the Curtis Cup and more
13 Jun 2016
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

GB&I celebrates Curtis Cup win <br>(USGA Photo)</br>
GB&I celebrates Curtis Cup win
(USGA Photo)

(June 13, 2016) -- For just the third in time in the last 20 years of the biennial Curtis Cup GB&I has claimed the trophy defeating the USA 11.5-8.5. The matches were tied after the first day but it was all GB&I during the last two days.

In Pittsford, NY one of the top amateurs in the world proved why. Sean Crocker began the final round of the Monroe Invitational five off the pace but shot a torrid 7-under 63 to win the title.


In West Virginia Alan Cooke won the title in runaway fashion and in the process earned an exemption into the PGA Tour's Greenbrier Classic. The New Jersey title came down to the wire but Thomas La Morte was able to hold on while in Alabama high school senior Turk Pettit was victorious. In Louisiana the championship went to James Anstiss.

The only match play style state amateur of the weekend was contested in Maryland and Tyler Herriott was able to survive the difficult test.


Just a short time after Winged Foot Golf Club hosted the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball some of the best amateur players in the country were back. This time they were competing for the Anderson Memorial four-ball championship and it was Chris Troy and James Nicholas earning the title on their home track.

From New York down the coast to Florida where Joe Alfieri, the states 2015 Player of the Year, won the Florida Amateur Public Links. A little bit up the coast in North Carolina it was David Kocher as an amateur winning against the professional's at the North Carolina Open.

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