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Chung Wins North and South Amateur Title

PINEHURST, NC (July 4, 2009)--With four birdies in a five-hole stretch late in the championship match Saturday, David Chung rallied to win the North & South Amateur.

The soon-to-be sophomore at Stanford defeated Wes Bryan, 4 and 3, at Pinehurst No. 2.

Chung was 3 down to Bryan, a rising sophomore at South Carolina, after 22 holes, but played the next 11 holes in 5 under to build a 4-up advantage. Bryan played that stretch in 2 over.

“It means so much to me to win at Pinehurst,” said Chung, who is from Fayetteville, N.C. “It is very special and very important, especially in living 40 miles from here. I’ve played this course a lot, I came here for the Opens and had a system in playing these greens.”

Chung has had match play success in the past. He advanced to the finals of the U.S. Junior Amateur as 14-year-old in 2004. A year later, he knocked off Rory Hie, Peter Uihlein and Jamie Lovemark en route to the semifinals at the U.S. Junior.

He arrived in the finals at the North & South with victories over Morgan Hoffmann, a first-team All-American as a freshman at Oklahoma State this spring, and Patrick Reed, who advanced to the semifinals of the 2008 U.S. Amateur at Pinehurst.

Final results from the North & South Amateur, played June 30-July 4 at the par-71, 7,346-yard Pinehurst (N.C.) Resort No. 2 Course:

FINAL
David Chung def. Wes Bryan 4 and 3

SEMIFINALS
Wes Bryan def. Patrick Rada 4 and 2
David Chung def. David Johnson 6 and 5

QUARTERFINALS
Patrick Rada def. Tyson Alexander 21 holes
Wes Bryan def. Matt Parziale 2 and 1
David Chung def. Patrick Reed 1 up
David Johnson def. Rob Chappell 19 holes

ROUND OF 16
Tyson Alexander def. Andrew Loupe 2 and 1
Patrick Rada def. Peter Uihlein 19 holes
Matt Parziale def. Corey Nagy 2 and 1
Wes Bryan def. Joe Monte 3 and 2
David Chung def. Morgan Hoffmann 2 and 1
Patrick Reed def. Tommy McDonagh 3 and 2
Rob Chappell def. Blayne Barber 2 and 1
David Johnson def. David McAndrew 1 up

ROUND OF 32
Andrew Loupe def. Lion Kim 4 and 3
Tyson Alexander def. Jacob Burger 5 and 4
Peter Uihlien def. Samuel Chavez 3 and 2
Patrick Rada def. Ryan Lefevre 3 and 1
Matt Parziale def. Patrick Barrett 5 and 4
Corey Nagy def. Brandon Detweiler 4 and 3
Wes Bryan def. Ben Weatherly 4 and 2
Joe Monte def. Chad Day 2 and 1
Morgan Hoffmann def. Riley Arp 2 up
David Chung def. Mark Silvers 2 and 1
Tommy McDonagh def. Stan Mercado 7 and 6
Patrick Reed def. David Markle 20 holes
Blayne Barber def. Erik Flores 3 and 2
Rob Chappell def. Payne Gniewek 19 holes
David McAndrew def. Robert Hoadley 5 and 4
David Johnson def. Jason Millard 1 up

ROUND OF 64
Andrew Loupe def. Matt Savage 5 and 4
Lion Kim def. Christopher Carlin 4 and 2
Tyson Alexander def. Tommy Parker 7 and 6
Jacob Burger def. Kevin O’Connell 3 and 2
Peter Uihlein def. Greg Doherty 21 holes
Samuel Chavez def. Lanto Griffin 1 up
Ryan Lefevre def. Michael Smith 3 and 2
Patrick Rada def. Kelly Miller 1 up
Patrick Barrett def. Zack Sucher 1 up
Matt Parziale def. Josh Gregory 4 and 3
Corey Nagy def. Brian Dorfman 4 and 2
Brandon Detweiler def. Ben Fuqua 4 and 3
Wes Bryan def. Scott Harvey 6 and 5
Ben Weatherly def. Brad Schneider 2 and 1
Chad Day def. Bronson Burgoon default
Joe Monte def. Brinson Paolini 2 and 1
Morgan Hoffmann def. Henry Zaytoun III 5 and 4
Riley Arp def. David Erdy 6 and 4
David Chung def. David Holtzworth 2 and 1
Mark Silvers def. Jonathan Randolph 1 up
Stan Mercado def. Jude Eustaquio 2 up
Tommy McDonagh def. Paul Woodbury 2 up
Patrick Reed def. Taylor Zimmerman 4 and 3
David Markle def. Doug Hurson 4 and 3
Erik Flores def. William Smith 5 and 4
Blayne Barber def. Ravi Patel 19 holes
Rob Chappell def. John Peterson 1 up
Payne Gniewek def. Connor McHenry 5 and 3
Robert Hoadley def. George Bryan 1 up
David McAndrew def. Robert Riessen 3 and 2
David Johnson def. Paul Simson 20 holes
Jason Millard def. Wes Roach 2 up
ABOUT THE North & South Amateur

The North & South Amateur Championship is the longest consecutively run amateur tournament in the U.S. Its past winners list includes names like Walter Travis, Francis Ouimet, Billy Joe Patton, Jack Nicklaus and Curtis Strange. The field is made up of invited players as well as open applications, from players with a maximum handicap of 5.0. Three rounds of stroke play are followed by four rounds of match play (16 qualifiers) to determine the Champion. All stroke & match play rounds are contested on Pinehurst No. 2.

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