FCWT Doral Classic: Lamb wins first

MIAMI, Fla. (Feb. 15, 2008) -- Richard Lamb of South Bend, IN (2009) fired a 2-under-par 70 in Saturday's opening round of the Jim McLean Doral Classic, then sputtered a bit on Sunday, but his lead was enough to hold off some solid play by other players.

Despite a final round of 76, Lamb finished strong with a birdie on # 18 after a double bogey on #17 and earned his first FCWT win by two strokes, finishing at 4-over 144

Adam Schenk of Vincennes, IN (2010), who led this division in birdies for the weekend with 9, moved from 3rd place to 2nd on Sunday with a second consecutive round of 74. It was Schenk's third Top 10 finish and second Top 3 finish.

Nicholas Maruri of Mexico City, MEXICO (2010) tied for Low Round on Sunday with a 73 after making birdie on his final two holes of play. Maruri finished in 3rd place, playing his last nine at 3-under-par.

Christopher Wuest of GERMANY (2009) tied for Low Round honors and finished tied for 4th place with Scott Smyers of Lakeland, FL (2010), 5 strokes back of Lamb.

On Saturday in the Boys 13-15 division, Stefano Diaz of Miami, FL (2012), playing in his first FCWT event, took the lead after an opening round of 1 under par 71 He was seve strokes ahead of 2nd place, despite making a seven on the par 5, 5th hole. Diaz, who led this division in birdies with five, was paired with Eric Hallberg of Castle Rock, CO (2012) and Ryan Henry of Weston, FL (2012) for Sunday's final round.

Henry was off to a great start right out of the chute, making a birdie on the first hole (#10). Hallberg made another birdie on #13, then an eagle on the par 5, 18th hole before finishing at 72 for the day, which was just enough to put him one stroke ahead of Diaz at the end of 36 holes.

Diaz made birdie on his 35th hole to keep it close, but made a par on the last hole, which allowed Henry to take home the title.

Nicolas Cavero of VENEZUELA (2012) moved up to 3rd place on Sunday when he carded a 74, after an opening round of 83.

In the Girls Division, Suzie Lee of Long Island, NY (2010) maintained her lead and earned her 3rd title of the season.

ABOUT THE FCWT Jim McLean Doral Classic

One of the Future Collegians World Tour (FCWT) series of junior tournaments for boys and girls. Format is 36 holes of stroke play. Must be FCWT member. Players are eligible, if they have not yet graduated from high school and are 11-19 years of age or if they have not yet reached their 19th birthday and are not currently enrolled in college.

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