St. Augustine Amateur: Uihlein in a playoff

St. Augustine, FL- (Oct. 22, 2006) The St. Augustine Amateur came to an exciting conclusion today with Peter Uihlein prevailing in a sudden death playoff against Johnson & Wales standout Brad Valois.

The two finished in a tie at 4 under after Uihlein missed a four-footer on the last hole of regulation play. Uihlein shot a 72 and Valois shot 70 in the final round.

“It was great being able to participate again this year in this event. During the tie-breaker I went in with a positive attitude and just tried to hit the ball well,” said Uihlein.

Local standout, Elliott LaVercombe, finished 3rd at even par 210 after a final round 71. “The wind made it hard to judge which club to use today, but fortunately I had a great caddie in Matt King,” said LaVercombe. King is a participant in the First Tee of St Johns County.

Low scores of the day were returned by Nicholas Mulhaupt and Julian Saari. Both finished with 2 under par 68s.

Uihlein, only 17, is used to competition. He, along with 5th place winner Bank Vongvanij, frequently go head to head as they both attend the David Leadbetter Academy in Bradenton, FL.

This year, the St. Augustine Amateur attracted players from 3 foreign countries, 8 universities and 16 states. With the win, Uihlein will rise from a US Ranking of t62nd to t33rd. Coincidentally, as Runner Up, Valois rose from t50th to t33rd also.

T1 Peter Uihlein Bradenton, FL 67-67-72--206 -4 T1 Brad Valois Warwick, RI 67-69-70--206 -4 3 Elliott Lavercombe St Augustine, FL 69-70-71--210 E 4 Julian Suri St. Augustine, FL 73-70-68--211 +1 5 Arnond Vongvanij Bradenton, FL 70-71-71--212 +2 6 Chappell Brown West Palm Beach, FL 74-69-70--213 +3 T7 Dustin Furnari Homestead, FL 70-66-79--215 +5 T7 John Saari Lilburn, GA 71-69-75--215 +5 9 Erik Downs West Palm Beach, FL 76-70-70--216 +6 T10 Nicholas Mulhaupt Bradenton, FL 76-73-68--217 +7 T10 Mu Hu Celebration, FL 79-69-69--217 +7 T10 Brad Brunner Tampa, FL 71-76-70--217 +7 T13 Greg Blackwell Miami, FL 77-72-69--218 +8 T13 Ki Moon Ellicott, MD 76-70-72--218 +8 T15 Ben Adelberg Coral Springs, FL 71-74-74--219 +9 T15 Jason Gandy Knoxville, TN 71-73-75--219 +9 T17 Chanin Puntawong Bradenton, FL 74-73-73--220 +10 T17 Stephen Sims Troy, AL 72-75-73--220 +10 T17 Don Padgett III Jacksonville, FL 71-71-78--220 +10 T20 Jeff Wittup Calgary, AB 77-73-71--221 +11 T20 Lance Johnson North Augusta, SC 78-71-72--221 +11 T20 Drew Kittleson Scottsdale, AZ 79-73-69--221 +11 T20 Marc Issler Toms River, NJ 72-74-75--221 +11 T20 Jacob Roth Humlebaek 75-72-74--221 +11 T20 Thomas Murray Orange Park, FL 71-74-76--221 +11 T20 Christopher Mullhaupt Bradenton, FL 76-69-76--221 +11 T27 Duke Butler IV Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 72-77-73--222 +12 T27 Robert Fournier, Jr. Dania, FL 74-73-75--222 +12 T29 Chris Kennedy Bradenton, FL 75-74-74--223 +13 T29 Michael Barbosa St.Petersburg, FL 76-73-74--223 +13 T29 Braxton Hunter Rockford, TN 76-71-76--223 +13 T32 John Fritz Charlotte, NC 75-74-75--224 +14 T32 Robbie Wight West Palm Beach, FL 75-73-76--224 +14 T34 Steven Davis Orange Park, FL 78-73-74--225 +15 T34 Hugh Morrison Macon, GA 74-77-74--225 +15 T36 Michael Zito St. Simons Island, GA 75-73-78--226 +16 T36 Doug Snoap Apopka, FL 78-77-71--226 +16 T38 Lion Kim Lake Mary, FL 73-77-77--227 +17 T38 Donnie Lowe Coral Springs, FL 75-74-78--227 +17 T38 Takeshi Fuchigami Tampa, FL 85-69-73--227 +17 T41 Christian Blanchet Gainesville, FL 77-74-77--228 +18 T41 Derek Jolly Jacksonville, FL 78-71-79--228 +18 T41 Tyler McCumber Ponte Vedra, FL 74-77-77--228 +18 T44 Alex Moore Winnetka, IL 73-77-79--229 +19 T44 Kodi Merrell West Palm Beach, FL 79-72-78--229 +19 T44 Major Forbess Jacksonville, FL 74-78-77--229 +19 T44 Jacob Richard Melbourne, FL 82-75-72--229 +19 T44 Andrew Howard Gainesville, FL 81-76-72--229 +19 T49 Tim Tang Charleston, SC 75-72-83--230 +20 T49 Edward Ortega Hallandale Beach, FL 79-78-73--230 +20 T49 Justin Regier East Amherst, NY 80-77-73--230 +20 T52 Tommy Chung Hao Mou Bradenton, FL 76-76-79--231 +21 T52 Dan Moline Duluth, MN 76-77-78--231 +21 T52 Brad Nelson Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 75-78-78--231 +21 T52 Drew Pressentin Estero, FL 74-73-84--231 +21 T56 Kyle Westhorpe Titusville, FL 76-74-82--232 +22 T56 Curtis Coetzee Fort Worth, TX 73-81-78--232 +22 T56 Brad Barfield St Augustine, FL 78-80-74--232 +22 59 Peter Wilson Locust Valley, NY 80-73-80--233 +23 T60 Shelton Smith Port Orange, FL 79-77-78--234 +24 T60 Tim O'Neal St Augustine, FL 85-74-75--234 +24 T62 Michael Rafalowicz Key Biscayne, FL 76-75-84--235 +25 T62 Adam Holt Melbourne, FL 76-77-82--235 +25 T62 Jimmy Fitzpatrick Clearwater, FL 78-76-81--235 +25 T62 Kyle Lepore Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 82-73-80--235 +25 T66 Jimmy Ragland Gainesville, FL 77-71-88--236 +26 T66 Chris Goldan Manhattan, MT 80-75-81--236 +26 T66 A J Broderick Durham, CT 77-85-74--236 +26 T66 Brian Mulvin Lake Mary, FL 77-83-76--236 +26 T70 Zack Maybank Lakeland, FL 82-79-76--237 +27 T70 Yee Hu Tan Rockledge, FL 81-76-80--237 +27 T72 Mike McGann Hallendale Beach, FL 77-80-81--238 +28 T72 Danny Wiesenberg 82-74-82--238 +28 74 Andrew Kayworth St. Augustine, FL 78-80-82--240 +30 T75 Thomas Hugghins Ponte Vedra, FL 85-76-81--242 +32 T75 Adam Krestalude Jacksonville, FL 84-81-77--242 +32 T75 Andrew Birchall St Augustine, FL 82-76-84--242 +32 78 John Higgins Denver, NC 83-83-77--243 +33 79 Kyle Boatwright Jacksonville, FL 81-79-85--245 +35 80 Sean Quinn St. Louis, MO 77-84-85--246 +36 81 Tanner Smith Alpharetta, GA 85-86-81--252 +42 82 Chris Hardoin Morganton, NC 89-79-87--255 +45 83 Alexander Rosswag Saint Augustine, FL 90-89-88--267 +57


WD Thomas Smith WD Robert Parker WD Charles Motes WD Rahul Sriram WD Keith Nagy DQ Dalton Melnyk

ABOUT THE St. Augustine Amateur

54 hole stroke play event for better amateurs and collegiate players. The field will be limited to 84 players, with no cut. The tournament is open to Amateurs only whose entry has been accepted by the Tournament Committee however there is an open qualifier several weeks prior to the event - contact the Tournament Committee or visit the website for details.

Unless prior arrangements are made with the approval of the Committee, competitors must walk during the competition.

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