ST. LOUIS, MO (May 22, 2011) -- This forecast for the weekend was not favorable, even up until Friday night before the first round of the 25th Normandie Amateur. The first round came and went without issue, but for sure the second round was going to have complications. However, Mother Nature did not play a part and Skip Berkmeyer came from two shots back to capture his fourth Normandie title.
At the turn on Sunday, Berkmeyer found himself 3 shots back of Buddy Allen who was the loan golfer under par in the championship at that point. Allen would hit a rough stretch on the back nine and Berkmeyer would find himself battling Round 1 leader Patrick Riordan coming down the stretch.
Playing in the final group, Riordan would bogey the par 5 17th to fall into a tie with Berkmeyer as they came to the infamous 250 yard par 3 18th of Normandie Golf Course. Berkmeyer, playing first, found the putting green with his tee shot while Riordan found the left front bunker. Riordan was not able to get up and down and Berkmeyer two putted for par and the win.
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