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Merit Amateur: Swigart, Hyland hold on
27 Aug 2008
see also: Merit Amateur Golf Tournament, Merit Club

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LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. (Aug. 27, 2008)--After their opponents John Swigart and Mike Hyland carded a birdie on 18 to apply the pressure on the final day of the Merit Amateur, Chicago's Mike Affeldt finished off a two-putt birdie on the final hole to help him and teammate Erik Ciotti of Addison, IL score a two-day total of 20 points and take a two-point victory.

Defending champions Chris Beto and Eric Burch finished third with a total of 7 points.

The Merit Amateur is a two-man team, 54-hole event using the Stableford format. The first 18 holes each day are better ball, and the final nine each day are aggregate.

In the Senior Division, Dirk Anderson and David Huske came out on top with a two-day total of -5 beating the teams of Gus Kozina-Fred Lukasik and John Seehausen-Merritt Cook by just a total of one point.

ABOUT THE Merit Amateur

Two day, multi-format event that features rounds of best-ball Stableford. 27 holes are played each day, with the final 9 holes each day the aggregate score of the two players. Handicap and age requirement same as USGA Mid-Am. Merit Club hosted the 2000 U.S. Women's Open.

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