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.

Results For The Dogwood Invitational 2018 Golf Tournament
1AZAndrew YunChandler, AZ100066-62-71-69--268
2GAAnders AlbertsonWoodstock, GA70063-66-71-69--269
T3AustraliaBryden MacphersonAustralia50072-69-64-68--273
T3FLConnor ArendellCape Coral, FL50064-69-72-68--273
T5NCJohn-Tyler GriffinWilson, NC50065-72-73-64--274

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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 over 94 total Championships over the years, and the Dogwood 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 eight open playing spots.

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 the final round. Entry fee is $325.00 US.

Players are required to walk during tournament play and may carry their golf bag themselves (push carts are allowed) or take a caddie. Caddies may be requested in advance during registration, or players may select one on their own.

Player housing is provided on an as available basis to players only, caddies and travelling companions are not provided housing.

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