Southern Amateur: Simpson wins his second

PINEHURSE, N.C. (July 21, 2007)-- Webb Simpson of Wake Forest knew he had a one-stroke lead with two holes to play at the Country Club of North Carolina, and responded by calmly parring 17 and 18 to take home the 101st Southern Amateur, an event he last won in 2005.

Simpson survived a furious late charge by USC's Tom Glissmeyer, who tied the course record of 63 and finished at 15-under-par 273, tied for second with Seung Su Han of UNLV.

The course record was set in the opening round by Clemson's Sam Saunders, who eventually came back to earth and finished at 22nd.

Full results follow:

Name City Tot.
Simpson, Webb Raleigh, N.C. 272
Glissmeyer, Tom Colorado Springs, Colo. 273
Han, Seung Su Henderson, Nev. 273
Kittleson, Drew Scottsdale, Ariz. 274
Horschel, Billy Grant, Fla. 277
Bezuidenhout, Rudi Australia 279
Swan, Matthew Montgomery, Ala. 279
Georgiou, Andrew South Africa 280
Forest, Greg Palm City, Fla. 280
Hie, Rory Los Angeles, Calif. 280
Jackson, Tim Germantown, Tenn. 281
Gallichan, Ritchie Australia 281
Harrell, Mark Hazelhurst, Ga. 281
Hodge, Jonathan Strawberry Plains, Tenn. 282
Thompson, Michael Tuscaloosa, Ala. 282
Harman, Brian Savannah, Ga. 283
Lee, Lucas Torrance, Calif. 283
Ervin, Tanner Mount Pleasant, S.C. 284
Trimble, Blake Houston, Texas 284
Beck, Parker Duluth, Ga. 284
Sucher, Zack Mobile, Ala. 284
Moore, Jonathan Portland, Ore. 285
Barbosa, Michael St. Petersburg, Fla. 285
Mollica, Phillip Anderson, S.C. 285
Nagy, Corey Charlotte, N.C. 285
Saunders, Sam Orlando, Fla. 285
Miskell, Terrence New Braunfels, Texas 285
Bryan, George Chapin, S.C. 286
Byrd, Zack Carolina Shores, N.C. 286
Cauley, Bud Jacksonville, Fla. 287
McCartin, Chris Arlington, Va. 287
Noonan, Brian Austin, Texas 287
Groover, Steven Hoover, Ala. 287
Hack, Jhared Sanford, Fla. 287
Lytle, Jimmy Ocean Ridge, Fla. 287
Osborn, Garrett Birmingham, Ala. 287
Rada, Patrick Anderson, S.C. 288
Stanley, Kyle Gig Harbor, Wash. 288
Byrd, Jordan Pendleton, S.C. 288
Cook, Matt Cullowhee, N.C. 288
Denton, Trey Madison, Miss. 288
Wight, Robbie West Palm Beach, Fla. 288
Berry, Barden Kinston, N.C. 288
Sikes, Scott Roanoke, Texas 288
Pettitt, Philip Murfreesboro, Tenn. 289
Lach, Bryant The Woodlands, Texas 289
McHenry, Connor Jefferson City, Mo. 289
Savage, Matt Louisville, Ky. 289
Zaytoun III, Henry Raleigh, N.C. 289
Wadkins, Travis Dallas, Texas 289
Riesen, Robert Pinehurst, N.C. 289
Miller, William Venetia, Pa. 289
Ledford, Bryce Ooltewah, Tenn. 290
Pierce, Matthew San Juan Capistrano, Calif. 290
Henley, Russell Macon, Ga. 290
Rende, Derek Soddy Daisy, Tenn. 291
Kim, Kenny Cerritos, Calif. 291
Reeves, Zack Arlington, Texas 291
McCoy, Mike West Des Moines, Iowa 291
Shriver, Eric Cary, N.C. 291
Peckels, Eddie Pinehurst, N.C. 291
Leaver, Grant Centerville, Tenn. 292
Kizzire, Patton Tuscaloosa, Ala. 292
Todd, Gator Florence, Ala. 292
Buttacavoli, Michael Miami Beach, Fla. 293
Willis, Beau Weatherford, Texas 293
Griest, Jeffrey Glen Mills, Pa. 293
Mitchell, Adam Chattanooga, Tenn. 295
Clendenon, Casey Nederland, Texas 295
Stamey, Nathan Canton, N.C. 296
Newman, Kevin Missouri City, Texas 296
Daniels, Michael Decatur, Ala. 297
Smith, Thomas Chattanooga, Tenn. 297
May, David Auburn, N.Y. 300


ABOUT THE Southern Amateur

The Southern Amateur, which dates back to 1902, is one of three competitions held by the Southern Golf Association. Its champions roster is like a who’s who’s of competitive golf. (And the same could be said of the standing of its host clubs.) Leading this group is Robert T. (Bobby) Jones, Jr., who was the Southern Amateur Champion in 1917, 1920, and 1922. Others who have won or finished in a challenging position and gone on to national and/or international prominence include Tommy Barnes, Dale Morey, Don January, Gay Brewer, Doug Sanders, Billy Joe Patton, Lew Oehmig, Hubert Green, Downing Gray, Marvin (Vinny) Giles, Lanny Wadkins, Steve Melnyk, Tom Kite, John Mahaffey, Ben Crenshaw, Gary Koch, Bill Rogers, Gil Morgan, Danny Edwards, Andy Bean, Vance Haefner, Jerry Pate, Chip Beck, David Edwards, Jay Sigel, Bob Tway, Mark Brooks, Gene Sauers, Davis Love, Justin Leonard and more recently PGA Tour standouts Webb Simpson and Kyle Stanley, who won twice each between 2005 and 2008 in alternate years.

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