Best of the Weekend: Timothy Conover wins the North & South Amateur and more
05 Jul 2016
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

(July 5, 2016) -- Playing on the famed Pinehurst No. 2 Course East Carolina junior Timothy Conover got his Fourth of July weekend off to a flying start with a win at the North & South Amateur.

Rising Penn State sophomore Charles Huntzinger picked up a signature win of his own at the Dogwood Invitational.

Corey Pereira followed up his strong showing in the Northeast Amateur with a repeat win at the Sierra Players Invitational.

The biggest international win of the weekend went to Jorg Paulus who won the English Mid-Amateur after a dramatic final round.


At the 103rd playing of the Virginia State Amateur it was Virginia Tech senior Joey Lane capturing the title in historic fashion.

In Rhode Island Davis Chatfield made some history of his own while winning the state amateur on the 38th hole of the championship match.

While two players were making history at their state amateurs, history repeated itself as Kelsey Chugg three-peated at the Utah Women's State Amateur.

Meanwhile at the Iowa Match Play top-seed Dusty Drenth took home the title.


A large slate of junior events were contested over weekend with biggest titles going to Davis Shore and Paphangkorn Tavatanakit at the AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions.

The Philadelphia Junior Boys' title was also held and it was David Colleran lifting the trophy when all was said and done.

In Texas Levi Valade was victorious at the Byron Nelson Junior Championship in a playoff while Spencer Tibbits and Haley Greb were winners at the Oregon Junior Amateur.


In the aptly named Firecracker Open Chris Benestante finished 15-under to capture the title. Benestante shot a remarkable 8-under 27 on the back nine of the second round.

At the Golden Isles Invitational Dru Love, the son of Davis Love III, finished five-strokes ahead of the field.

In the Emerald City, Wyoming junior Drew McCullough captured the Seattle Amateur with a birdie on the first playoff hole. While in the neighboring state of Oregon, Loyola Marymount sophomore Riley Elmes won the City of Portland Amateur.

Possibly the most impressive win of the weekend came on the Fourth of July when Oklahoma sophomore Brad Dalke finished 18-under and ran away with the Westwood Invitational.

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