Red-Hot Yun wins the Dogwood
After making history at Druid Hills Golf Club earlier in the week, Andrew Yun held on for a one-shot win Saturday at the Dogwood Invitational.
Yun, a rising sophomore at Stanford, shot a second-round 10-under 62 at the Atlanta course, which ties the course record set by Tour player Webb Simpson at the 2008 Dogwood Invitational. The round gave Yun the lead after his first-round 66, and he never looked back.
It’s the second week in a row a Stanford player has won big on the amateur circuit, after recent graduate Joseph Bramlett’s Northeast Amateur victory.
Yun, of Chandler, Ariz., closed the week with two more rounds under par (71-69) to get to 20-under 268 for the championship. His win comes on the heels of a T-4 at the Northeast Amateur, and moves him from No. 17 to No. 5 in the Golfweek/amateurgolf.com Men's World Rankings.
Anders Albertson, of Atlanta, finished one shot behind Yun after carding nearly identical rounds. Albertson’s best effort was a first-round 9-under 63 that gave him the early lead. He followed with rounds of 66-71-69. Albertson has committed to Georgia Tech.
Bryden Macpherson, a rising sophomore at Georgia, and Connor Arendell, a rising junior at UCF, tied for third at 15-under 273.
Three more players were at 14-under 274, including Si Hwan Kim, Yun’s teammate at Stanford.
Cory Whitsett, the 2007 U.S. Junior Amateur champion who will play for Alabama in the fall, recorded a solid finish - a tie for eighth, at 13-under 275.
ABOUT THE The Dogwood Invitational
The first Dogwood Invitational, held in April 1941,
validated Druid Hills Golf Club as a challenging venue
for amateur golf tournaments. The Club has hosted
eight Georgia State Amateur Championships over the
years, and the tournament continues as a staple on
the major amateur golf circuit. The Dogwood was
discontinued in 1973 and did not return until 1994
when a new tournament format was introduced. The
new format included entrance into the tournament by
invitation only and added an 18-hole qualifier for five
to eight open spots prior to the tournament start. A
Senior Division was added in 2005.Participation in The
Dogwood Invitational is by invitation from the
Dogwood Tournament Committee. The tournament is
72 holes of stroke play with a 54 hole cut to low 40
and ties for final round. Players are required to walk
during tournament play and may carry their golf bag
themselves or take a caddie. 8-spot Qualifier is held
Monday of tournament week, prior to the event.
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