Bud Cauley Wins The Players Amateur
13 Jul 2009
by Golfweek

see also: The Players Amateur Golf Tournament, Berkeley Hall Club


BLUFFTON, SC (July 12, 2009)--Alabama sophomore-to-be Bud Cauley shot a final-round 71 to win the Players Amateur by two shots over George Bryan IV.

Cauley, who shot four rounds of par or better, finished at 6-under 282. Cauley, a second-team All-American this past college season, entered the week at No. 31 in the Golfweek/amateurgolf.com U.S. Rankings.

Cauley, the ‘08 Terra Cotta Invitational champion, finished T-9 in the Northeast Amateur and T-7 in the Jones Cup earlier this year. He also was co-medalist at the United States Collegiate Championship and represented the United States in the Palmer Cup.

George Bryan IV shot a final-round 71 to finish at 284. Bryan’s younger brother, Wesley, was the runner-up in last week’s North & South Amateur.

Defending Players Amateur champion Mark Anderson (71), Georgia Tech’s John Tyler Griffin (72) and Adam Mitchell (68) tied for third. Mitchell also finished third in last week’s Dogwood Invitational.

Results For The Players Amateur Golf Tournament
1FLBud CauleyJacksonville, FL100069-72-70-71--282
2SCGeorge BryanChapin, SC70074-70-69-71--284
T3NCJohn-Tyler GriffinWilson, NC50069-75-69-72--285
T3SCMark AndersonBeaufort, SC50073-75-66-71--285
T3TNAdam MitchellChattanooga, TN50075-73-69-68--285

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ABOUT THE Players Amateur

While competing in the 1999 US Amateur Championship at Pebble Beach, former US Walker Cup Team members, Duke Delcher and Tom McKnight discussed the formation of a premier 72-hole stroke play amateur golf tournament. The inaugural Players Amateur was held the next summer. Former British Open Champion, Ben Curtis, was the winner of the 2000 event.  In 2004, the Heritage Classic Foundation began running the event. The Heritage Classic Foundation was formed in 1987 as a 501 (c) (3), not- for-profit organization, it serves as the operational and financial oversight group for the PGA Tour RBC Heritage Classic. The Foundation distributes all charitable funds generated from the tournaments to charity. The winner of The Players Amateur gets an exemption into the PGA Tour RBC Heritage Classic, as well as the Master of the Amateurs tournament in Melbourne, Australia.

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