Oglethorpe Invitational: Anderson takes victory

SAVANNAH, Ga. (July 26, 2008)--Former University of South Carolina golfer Mark Anderson fired a career-best 64 in the second round of the Oglethorpe Invitational to take a two-stroke lead heading into the final day of play at the Wilmington Island Club in Georgia, then salted away the victory with a final-round 67, winning by three strokes. Anderson, who is coming off a victory at another prestigous amateur major, The Players Am, finished 68-64-67--197, 19-under-par.

He currently has shot seven straight rounds in the 60's, dating back to the start of The Players. His final-round 60 in that tournament was a tournament record, as was his 64 in the Oglethorpe's second round.

"It's a nice feeling," Anderson told the Savannah Morning News. "I'm playing well in pressure situations. After the way I finished the Players Am, I didn't have any trouble sleeping on the lead here Saturday night."

Duluth's Greg Kennedy took second place at 200, 16-under.

Patrick Rada of South Carolina fired an impressive 64 in the final round to take third at 202, while Jacksonville's Jeff Dennis took fourth at 204.

Results For Oglethorpe Invitational Golf Tournament
1SCMark AndersonBeaufort, SC30066-64-67--197
2GAGreg KennedyDuluth, GA20064-68-68--200
3SCPatrick RadaAnderson, SC10067-71-64--202
4FLJeff DennisJacksonville, FL10069-65-70--204
T5GACarter NewmanEvans, GA10068-69-68--205

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ABOUT THE Oglethorpe Invitational

Played at the par-71, Donald Ross-designed Wilmington Island Club in Savannah, Ga., this 54-hole stroke play event (with 36-hole cut) has been a good mix of collegiate, mid-amateur, and senior players since its inaugural playing in 1983, which was won by three-time PGA Tour winner Gene Sauers. Entries open to amateurs with USGA handicap index of 5 or less.

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