Players Amateur: Anderson fires 60!
13 Jul 2008
see also: Berkeley Hall Club


BLUFTON, South Carolina (July 13, 2008) -- Perhaps enjoying conditions he is familiar with, and obviously displaying a hot hand, South Carolina graduate Mark Anderson shot a 10-under 60 today at the Belfair Golf Club to win the Players Amateur by five shots over Australian Matt Jager.

And as unbelievable as that round sounds (we haven't heard of any 59's in amateur golf in quite some time) his 60 was not the only one.

Georgia Tech junior Chesson Hadley closed with a 60 of his own. He finished in 7th place.

Australians Matt Griffin and Josh Younger finished in a tie for third at 14-under 266.

As the winner of the Players Amateur, Anderson earned a spot into the 2009 Verizon Heritage Classic on the PGA Tour, and into the 2009 NEC Master of the Amateurs Championship in Australia

ABOUT THE Players Amateur

While competing in the 1999 US Amateur Championship at Pebble Beach, former US Walker Cup Team members, Duke Delcher and Tom McKnight discussed the formation of a premier 72-hole stroke play amateur golf tournament. The inaugural Players Amateur was held the next summer. Former British Open Champion, Ben Curtis, was the winner of the 2000 event.  In 2004, the Heritage Classic Foundation began running the event. The Heritage Classic Foundation was formed in 1987 as a 501 (c) (3), not- for-profit organization, it serves as the operational and financial oversight group for the PGA Tour RBC Heritage Classic. The Foundation distributes all charitable funds generated from the tournaments to charity. The winner of The Players Amateur gets an exemption into the PGA Tour RBC Heritage Classic, as well as the Master of the Amateurs tournament in Melbourne, Australia.

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Results For The Players Amateur Golf Tournament
Place  PtsScores
1SCMark AndersonBeaufort, SC100066-69-63-60--258
2AustraliaMatt JagerAustralia70067-66-64-66--263
T3AustraliaMatthew GriffinAustralia50065-69-67-65--266
T3AustraliaJosh YoungerAustralia50065-70-64-67--266
5AZTim McKenneyScottsdale, AZ50069-64-67-68--268

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