Best of the Weekend: Southern Amateur, Trans-Mississippi Amateur and more
(July 18, 2016) -- Three Majors of Amateur Golf concluded this weekend and all three came down to the wire. The first title, the Trans-Mississippi Amateur
went to Will Zalatoris at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. It was the second Trans-Mississippi Amateur title for Zalatoris.
On Sunday, two Major of Amateur Golf winners were crowned with Jimmy Stanger winning the coveted Southern Amateur and Robby Salomon going back-to-back at the Bayonet Black Horse Amateur.
Two amateurs, Scott Gregory and Stefano Mazzoli, played in the British Open over the weekend at Royal Troon but neither were able to make the cut.
There were a handful of major women's events over the weekend as well. At Pinehurst No. 2 it was Kristen Gillman winning the Women’s North & South Amateur. From the south, to the midwest where Bethany Wu ran away with the Women’s Trans National title.
STATE AMATEUR TITLES
A host of state amateurs were played over the weekend and a number of them had thrilling finishes. In Georgia, Colin Bowles sealed his title on the final hole, while at the Carolinas Amateur Christian Sease won the title after four playoff holes and hours of weather delays.
In Massachusetts, Brendan Hunter won the 108th state amateur, after nearly running out of clothes earlier in the week. The Nebraska Amateur was a historical one, with Alex Schaake becoming the first junior to win the title since 1996.
There were 51 countries, 41 states, and a total of 1,204 players represented at this years IMG Junior World’s. The Boys 15-17 Division winner was Joaquin Niemann, while Nasa Hataoka won the Girls 15-17 Division.
Despite an opening 62 by Jarred Jeter it was Andrew Wyatt hoisting the trophy at the West Texas Amateur.
In Louisiana at the state four-ball, the duo of John Justus and Donny Schmitt won in a playoff.