Best of the Weekend: Joey Lane wins again and more
(July 11, 2016) -- Joey Lane has had quite the two week stretch. First he won the 103rd Virginia Amateur and now he has captured the Eastern Amateur
, a Major of Amateur Golf, title as well.
Alex Springer was also more than impressive as he hoisted the Magnolia Amateur trophy following a wire-to-wire run.
It was a tough week for the amateurs at the U.S. Women's Open as only three of the 26 in the field made the cut. Hye-Jin Choi finished as the low amateur while Hannah O'Sullivan and Albane Valenzuela also made it through to the weekend.
Both the Northern California and Southern California Golf Associations hosted major events over the weekend. In Northern California Robby Salomon won his second consecutive Stroke Play title while in Southern California USC's Rico Hoey won the Amateur title in record setting fashion.
University of Central Florida's Kaeli Jones was all smiles after she won the Florida Women’s Stroke Play for her first FSGA crown. In men's play Christopher Carlin and Nicolas Cavero teamed to win the Florida Four-Ball title.
A pair of junior golfers won titles as well with as Linus Samuelsson won the 16-18 Division and Fred Biondi captured the 13-15 Division of the Florida Boys Junior championships.
Early in the weekend N.C. State's Cecily Overbey outlasted the field, winning the Carolina Women's Match Play.
Deep in the heart of Texas at the San Antonio Amateur Steve Landry came from six behind to win while in Alabama Matt Gourgeot won the Spirit of America on the fourth playoff hole.
In Oregon a pair of Mid-Amateur champions were tabbed as Philip Bagdade won the men's title and Brie Stone captured her sixth women's title.