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Dixie Amateur: Gavin Dear Wins by Two

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (Dec. 24, 2008) -- Gavin Dear today became the first Scottish winner of the Dixie Amateur championship at Heron Bay Golf Club.

Dear, who was part of the Scottish Team that won the 2008 World Mens Amateur Golf Team Championship (Eisenhower Trophy) event with Callum Macaulay and Wallace Booth in Australia, won by the close margin of two strokes after starting the last round five strokes ahead.

Dear posted a final round score of two-over-par 74 to add to previous rounds of 70, 62 & 67 for a 15-under-par total of 273.

Vaughn Snyder from Ohio State University finished runner-up with a 71 for 275.

Romain Wattell of Bussy-Guermantes, France finished in T3 place with Brinson Paolini of Princess Anne Country Club.

The 24-year-old joins an illustrious list of previous winners of the Dixie men’s amateur championship which includes Hal Sutton, Hunter Haas, Frank Stranahan, Lanny Wadkins, Andy Bean, Hal Sutton, Erik Compton, Colt Knost, Brandt Snedeker, Jesper Parnevik, Len Mattiace, Bruce Fleisher and Ryuji Imada.

Final Leaderboard (Heron Bay Golf Club, Florida, USA - Par 72)

1. Gavin Dear 70-62-67-74--273 -15 2. Vaughn Snyder 69-65-70-71--275 -13 3. Brinson Paolini 66-70-72-68--276 -12 3. Romain Wattel 72-69-68-67--276 -12 5. Brady Exber 69-66-74-68--277 -11 6. Peter Uihlein 69-67-74-68--278 -10 7. Brandon Detweiler 72-68-69-70--279 -9 7. David Chung 70-67-73-69--279 -9 7. Julian Suri 70-71-69-69--279 -9 10. Byeong-Hun An 71-63-72-74--280 -8 10. Mu Hu 72-66-69-73--280 -8 10. Will Wilcox 72-68-68-72--280 -8 10. Michael Herbert 75-63-72-70--280 -8 10. Brooks Koepka 70-71-69-70--280 -8 10. J.C. Horne 73-64-75-68--280 -8 16. Drew Ernst 74-68-65-75--282 -6 16. Spencer Cole 69-69-71-73--282 -6 16. Kelly Kraft 71-67-71-73--282 -6 16. Matteo Manassero 70-68-71-73--282 -6 16. Derek Rende 69-69-71-73--282 -6 16. Mathieu Rivard 70-67-75-70--282 -6 22. Conrad Von Borsig 70-68-71-74--283 -5 22. Matt Kocolowski 69-70-71-73--283 -5 22. David Lingmerth 69-71-71-72--283 -5 22. Lanto Griffin 68-71-74-70--283 -5 22. Morgan Hoffmann 68-71-74-70--283 -5 22. Jeff Dennis 71-71-72-69--283 -5 28. Minghao Wang 70-70-72-72--284 -4 28. Tommy Parker 72-69-72-71--284 -4 28. Braden List 72-70-71-71--284 -4 31. Benjamin Vertz 70-70-71-74--285 -3 31. Daniel Wax 72-71-72-70--285 -3 31. Will Kropp 70-73-73-69--285 -3 34. David Johnson 69-69-72-76--286 -2 34. Greg O'Mahony 68-69-74-75--286 -2 34. Victor Billskoog 69-70-73-74--286 -2 34. Andrew Landry 68-70-76-72--286 -2 34. A.J. Broderick 71-70-74-71--286 -2 39. Ernesto Marin 71-68-72-76--287 -1 39. Will Osborne 71-70-71-75--287 -1 39. Tommy Mou 70-72-70-75--287 -1 39. Henry Zaytoun III 70-69-74-74--287 -1 39. Jorge Fernandez Valdes 69-71-73-74--287 -1 39. Eric Mina 69-73-71-74--287 -1 45. Daniel Charen 69-68-76-75--288 E 45. Aaron Fitzpatrick 68-69-76-75--288 E 45. James Field, Jr. 72-70-73-73--288 E 45. Victor Almstrom 72-71-73-72--288 E 45. Phillip Weaver 77-66-75-70--288 E 50. Stephen Hale 69-70-74-76--289 +1 50. George Gandranata 69-73-72-75--289 +1 50. Carl Santos-Ocampo 72-70-73-74--289 +1 50. Brent Blaum 71-70-75-73--289 +1 50. Matthew Ceravolo 71-71-74-73--289 +1 50. Wesley Graham 73-69-75-72--289 +1 56. Hojin Kang 73-69-72-76--290 +2 56. Tom Murray 70-72-74-74--290 +2 56. Charlie Harrison 69-74-71-76--290 +2 59. John Murphy 72-67-75-77--291 +3 59. Brian Carter 70-73-74-74--291 +3 59. Johnny MacArthur 70-73-74-74--291 +3 59. Michael Murray 72-71-75-73--291 +3 59. David Sanders 72-71-76-72--291 +3 64. Tyler McCumber 74-66-72-80--292 +4 64. Austin Graham 71-72-74-75--292 +4 64. Christian Blanchet 73-70-77-72--292 +4 64. Morten Madsen 72-71-77-72--292 +4 68. Ren Han 73-69-73-78--293 +5 68. Blake Stark 75-68-76-74--293 +5 70. Johnny Delprete 71-70-76-77--294 +6 71. Joe Monte 73-69-76-77--295 +7 72. Ryan Booth 73-69-78-77--297 +9

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