Cardinal Amateur: Sucher defends title
10 Aug 2008
see also: Sedgefield Country Club


GREENSBORO, N.C. (Aug. 10, 2008)--University of Alabama-Birmingham rising senior Zach Sucher won his second amateur major of the season by firing a final round of 2-under 68 to capture the 30th Cardinal Amateur Golf Tournament with a 2-under 210. Sucher opened with a first round 73 leaving him six strokes behind the lead but fought back with rounds of 67-68 to successfully defend his title.

The Mobile native becomes only the second golfer in the thirty year history of the event to successfully defended the title.

Second-round leader Reed Darsie finished in a tie for second at 1-over-par with Dustin Groves, and Nicolas Geyger.

Sucher also took a victory at the Azalea Invitational, while grabbing runner-up honors in two more majors, the Porter Cup and Palmetto Amateur.

His 3900 points gives him a 150 point lead over recent Western Amateur champ Danny Lee in the amateurgolf.com - Bridgestone Golf Player of the Year chase.

The 2008 Cardinal Amateur Championship was played on the par 70 - 7002 yard Pete Dye re-designed Cardinal Golf and Country Club in Greensboro, NC.

Results For Cardinal Amateur Golf Tournament
Place  PtsScores
1ALZack SucherMobile, AL70073-67-68--208
T2ChileNico GeygerChile50072-70-69--211
T2VADustin GrovesKeswick, VA50072-69-70--211
T2NCReed DarsieDurham, NC50067-71-73--211
5DEJay WhitbyWyoming, DE40071-70-71--212

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