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Eastern Amateur: Rankin closes strong
15 Jul 2007
see also: Elizabeth Manor Country Club

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (July 15, 2007)-- University of Michigan golfer Bill Rankin opened the Eastern Amateur with a 70, placing him in the middle of the pack, but responded by stringing together rounds of 65, 63 and 67 to take the title with a total of 265.

Kevin O'Connell was in the 60's for four straight days, and was the runner-up at 267,

ABOUT THE Eastern Amateur

The Eastern Amateur is a 72 hole stroke play event that perennially attracts a top-drawer field. The tournament has been played -- with the exception of 1977 and 1999 -- at Elizabeth Manor Golf and Country Club. Elizabeth Manor is a par 70 Dick Wilson design in Portsmouth, Virginia.

The impressive list of winners includes U.S. Open winners Curtis Strange, Ben Crenshaw, Andy Bean, Hubert Green, Jim Furyk and Steve Jones. Other notables who have played in the Eastern Amateur are Lanny Wadkins, Arron Oberholser, Steve Marino, Scott Hoch, Clarence Rose, Gary Koch, Bob Tway, John Rollins, Fred Funk, Carl Petterson, Chip Beck, Jim Simons, Ben Crenshaw, Steve Melnyk, Andy Bean and Steve Liebler. Liebler won the who the Eastern in three different decades and is the only golfer to have ever qualified for the USGA Junior, USGA Amateur, USGA Open, USGA Public Links, USGA Senior Open and USGA Senior Amateur as well as representing his state in the USGA Team competition.

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Results For Eastern Amateur Golf Tournament
Place  PtsScores
1MIBill RankinCedar, MI50070-65-63-67--265
2NCKevin O'ConnellCary, NC40068-67-67-65--267
3CABilly WhalenRancho Palos Verdes, CA30069-67-67-65--268
4VAJon HurstFredericksburg, VA30069-71-66-63--269
5WAErik OlsonBellevue, WA30068-68-67-67--270

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