Cardinal Amateur: Sucher defends title
10 Aug 2008
see also: Cardinal Amateur Golf Tournament, 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
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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ABOUT THE Cardinal Amateur

The Cardinal Amateur, presented by McConnell Golf, is held at the Sedgefield Country Club, Pete Dye Course in Greensboro, NC. 54-hole stroke play tournament. Many former competitors are now on the PGA, Senior PGA and Nationwide tours. The field consists of 78 contestants, chosen among college level and mid-amateurs. Jay Sigel, a winner on the senior tour, has been quoted as saying that the Cardinal Am is one of the finest amateur tournaments in the country and one which he wishes he had won during his amateur career.

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