Kevin Fajt rallies to win World Amateur
Kevin Fajt <br>(Evan Sanders/Trib Total Media Photo)
Kevin Fajt
(Evan Sanders/Trib Total Media Photo)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (September 1, 2016) -- Kevin Fajt started the final round two-strokes off the pace but rallied to win by a pair.

Fajt, who led after the first round, shot the round of the day by three-strokes with a 70. Previously, Fajt had posted scores of 69-73-78 to finish at 290 and in front of second place finisher and 54-hole leader Wes Samons (74-67-77-74--292).

Defending champion Anthony Baker (73-70-76-74--293) ended his title defense in third, Eric King (75-74-75-73--297) was fourth while Bobby Stiffler (73-73-77-75--298) was fifth.

The tournament, which hosts around 3,500 golfers each year at more than 40 Myrtle Beach area courses, is in its third year of including a scratch division.


Through three rounds, Wes Samons continues to lead the Gross Division of the World Amateur.

Samons has tallied rounds of 74-67 and a third round of 77 and at 218 is the leader by one-stroke over defending champion Anthony Baker (73-70-79--219).

Ryan Reynolds (72-76-72--220) and first round leader Kevin Fajt (69-73--78--220) are tied for third, two shots off the pace. Bobby Stiffler (73-73-77--223) is in fifth place.


Wes Samons moved in front by one-stroke after the second round of the World Amateur.

Samons fired a 67, to follow up his first round 74 and now sits at 141. First round leader Kevin Fajt posted a 73 for a two day 142 tally.

Defending champion Anthony Baker (73-70--143) is in third, Bobby Stiffler (73-73--146) is fourth and Brian Katrek (74-74--148) is fifth.


On the first day of the World Amateur Kevin Fajt fired a 69 to take a three-stroke lead.

Fajt, from Greensburg, PA, currently leads Michael Batten and Ryan Reynolds who both shot opening round 72's. Former mini tour player and defending champion Anthony Baker is four-strokes back after opening with a 73.

ABOUT THE Myrtle Beach World Amateur

"The largest amateur golf tournament in the world" now has a gross division. The event attracts 3500 players annually. Barefoot Resort is just one of over 40 of Myrtle Beach area’s championship courses on which this tournament is contested. The winner of each flight competes on the fifth day for the overall title Senior Division ages 55-64, Super-Senior ages 65 and up.

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