St. Augustine Am: Final field set

ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida — (Oct 6, 2008) – Bishop Kenny junior Daniel Hanania led St Augustine Amateur local qualifiers yesterday at St Johns Golf Club with a one over par 71 on nines of 37-34. Second time qualifier Tom Murtagh of Ponte Vedra Beach and Matthew Salane of Jacksonville tied for 2nd place with rounds of 73. At 74 were Kazuki Imura and David Thompson who survived the 4 for 2 playoff to take the last two of the five available spots besting Joseph Stewart and Jan Jaro. These five qualifiers will join the prestigious final field of the 2008 St. Augustine Amateur to be contested Oct 17-19 also at St Johns Golf Club. Alternate Jan Jaro recently played in the Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach and is a participant at the Jacksonville First Tee Chapter. Other notable alternates are FAMU standout Doug Smith, and AJGA junior player Nick Torrance. ***** About the St. Augustine Amateur ****** The St. Augustine Amateur is a national event established in 2004 for better amateurs and collegiate players. Played over three days at stroke play, the field this year is comprised of players from 14 different states. The winner will receive a replica of our trophy designed by Heritage Creations of Glens Falls, NY. Last year’s winner, Danny Evelyn, shot 67-67-71 -- 205. This year's field will be comprised largely of junior and collegiate players from up and down the east coast, including former New York State Champ Andrew Giulani (son of the former governor) and Zach Sucher, currently ranked No. 2 in the amateurgolf.com - Bridgestone Golf Player Rankings.

ABOUT THE St. Augustine Amateur

54 hole stroke play event for better amateurs and collegiate players. The field will be limited to 84 players, with no cut. The tournament is open to Amateurs only whose entry has been accepted by the Tournament Committee however there is an open qualifier several weeks prior to the event - contact the Tournament Committee or visit the website for details.

Unless prior arrangements are made with the approval of the Committee, competitors must walk during the competition.

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