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Eastern Am: Vongvanij Fires 65 to Win

PORTSMOUTH, VA (July 12, 2009)--Arnond Vongvanij closed with a 5-under 65 to take the Eastern Amateur from Tommy Parker and Wes Roach at Elizabeth Manor G&CC in Portsmouth, VA.

For Vongvanij, it was his first major win since the 2006 Terra Cotta Invitational and continued a good string of play that has included a third-place finish at the Rice Planters Amateur and and a tie for fifth at the Terra Cotta Invitational.

Final scores with relation to par from the Eastern Amateur Championship, played July 9-12 at the par-70, 6,531-yard Elizabeth Manor Golf and Country Club in Portsmouth, Va.:

1. Arnond Vongvanij 64-67-70-65--266 -14
2. Tommy Parker 71-66-63-68--268 -12
2. Wes Roach 69-67-62-70--268 -12
4. Adam Hofmann 71-67-66-68--272 -8
4. William Sjaichudin 70-69-67-66--272 -8
6. David Holzworth 68-72-66-67--273 -7
7. Steven Liebler 68-70-67-69--274 -6
7. Josh Sandman 68-73-65-68--274 -6
8. Bo Andrews 67-66-70-72--275 -5
8. Dustin Groves 67-73-67-68--275 -5
8. Mike Moyers 69-70-68-68--275 -5
8. John A. Powers 68-66-70-71--275 -5
8. Austin Reeves 70-65-72-68--275 -5
8. Henry Zaytoun III 66-72-67-70--275 -5
15. Fielding Brewbaker 67-70-66-73--276 -4
16. Nicholas Austin 68-68-68-73--277 -3
16. Marshall Bailey 70-68-70-69--277 -3
16. Tommy Mou 70-71-66-70--277 -3
16. Eric Onesi 71-67-69-70--277 -3
20. Matt Ball 72-69-69-68--278 -2
20. Brent Martin 66-72-73-67--278 -2
20. John Murphy 68-67-73-70--278 -2
20. Gary Quinn 71-70-70-67--278 -2
20. Josh Speight 70-71-72-65--278 -2
25. Lee Bedford 73-69-70-67--279 -1
25. Stefan Brewer 73-66-71-69--279 -1
25. Tanner Briele 74-67-68-70--279 -1
25. Jason Copeland 71-72-68-68--279 -1
25. Michael Furci 69-68-69-73--279 -1
25. Adam Horton 68-72-71-68--279 -1
25. Dan Rush 69-71-69-70--279 -1
32. Finley Ewing, IV 69-71-68-72--280 E
32. Bryant Lach 70-70-71-69--280 E
32. Nakarintra Ratanakul 71-70-68-71--280 E
35. Steve Delmar 72-66-72-71--281 + 1
35. Zak Drescher 70-71-66-74--281 + 1
35. Dan Obremski 74-67-67-73--281 + 1
35. Ravi Patel 74-69-65-73--281 + 1
35. Adam Webb 74-68-69-70--281 + 1
40. Jude Eustaquio 73-71-68-70--282 + 2
40. Matt Hopkins 68-71-68-75--282 + 2
40. Cameron Knight 69-74-68-71--282 + 2
40. Matt Neely 66-71-76-69--282 + 2
40. Charlie Winegardner 68-69-68-77--282 + 2
45. Adam Ball 68-71-75-69--283 + 3
45. John Dawson 70-71-68-74--283 + 3
45. Keith Decker 69-69-74-71--283 + 3
45. Lanto Griffin 72-68-72-71--283 + 3
45. Mark McMillen, Jr. 72-70-69-72--283 + 3
45. Roger Newsom 71-74-68-70--283 + 3
45. Chris Piumelli 68-70-72-73--283 + 3
45. Andrew Smith 66-78-65-74--283 + 3
45. Marshall Tinsley 76-69-68-70--283 + 3
54. Robert Everts 71-73-71-69--284 + 4
54. James Field, Jr. 72-70-68-74--284 + 4
54. Matt Raudenbush 70-67-72-75--284 + 4
54. Aaron Stewart 69-73-71-71--284 + 4
58. Evan Beck 68-68-75-74--285 + 5
58. Chad Day 69-74-70-72--285 + 5
58. Brendan Kelly 70-72-69-74--285 + 5
58. Zach Robinson 67-74-73-71--285 + 5
58. Scott Saal 69-75-72-69--285 + 5
58. Pat Tallent 71-73-71-70--285 + 5
64. Rob Bennett 72-67-74-73--286 + 6
64. Chappell Brown 71-74-67-74--286 + 6
64. John Gregory Joseph 71-71-71-73--286 + 6
64. Mike Meisenzahl 75-69-71-71--286 + 6
64. Marc Sambol 72-71-67-76--286 + 6
64. Michael Shrader 67-72-73-74--286 + 6
70. Christian Blanchet 72-70-71-74--287 + 7
70. Spence Fulford 74-71-73-69--287 + 7
70. B.J. Maben 69-76-70-72--287 + 7
70. Clayton Rotz 74-71-68-74--287 + 7
70. Jay Whitby 72-69-71-75--287 + 7
75. Jake Katz 69-74-73-72--288 + 8
75. Travis Wadkins 75-68-71-74--288 + 8
77. Clint Tolleson 73-70-75-71--289 + 9
77. Taylor Zimmerman 73-71-71-74--289 + 9
79. Will Almand 74-71-72-73--290 + 10
79. Thomas Hugghins 74-69-74-73--290 + 10
79. Kevin McLister 69-76-72-73--290 + 10
82. Karson Hill 70-72-78-71--291 + 11
83. Zach Hall 72-71-74-75--292 + 12
83. J.B. Murphy 75-70-75-72--292 + 12
85. Ren Han 71-73-73-76--293 + 13
86. Olavo Batista 72-72-73-77--294 + 14
87. Billy Peel 71-72-74-78--295 + 15
88. Jordan Steinfelder 70-73-71-82--296 + 16
ABOUT THE Eastern Amateur

The Eastern Amateur is a 72 hole stroke play event that perennially attracts a top-drawer field. The tournament has been played -- with the exception of 1977 and 1999 -- at Elizabeth Manor Golf and Country Club. Elizabeth Manor is a par 70 Dick Wilson design in Portsmouth, Virginia.

The impressive list of winners includes U.S. Open winners Curtis Strange, Ben Crenshaw, Andy Bean, Hubert Green, Jim Furyk and Steve Jones. Other notables who have played in the Eastern Amateur are Lanny Wadkins, Arron Oberholser, Steve Marino, Scott Hoch, Clarence Rose, Gary Koch, Bob Tway, John Rollins, Fred Funk, Carl Petterson, Chip Beck, Jim Simons, Ben Crenshaw, Steve Melnyk, Andy Bean and Steve Liebler. Liebler won the who the Eastern in three different decades and is the only golfer to have ever qualified for the USGA Junior, USGA Amateur, USGA Open, USGA Public Links, USGA Senior Open and USGA Senior Amateur as well as representing his state in the USGA Team competition.

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