Local boy Fields wins North and South Amateur

PINEHURST, NC (July 2, 2011) -- Local golfer Jack Fields came back from 3 down in the first nine holes of Saturday's 36-hole championship match to overtake David Erdy, of Indiana University, 5 and 4.

Fields is the first local golfer to win the prestigious amateur championship since Kelly Mitchum brought home the trophy in 1993.

“It would be a great honor to win this championship. A lot of people would be proud and happy for me, so I am going to go out giving it my best and hope I can get it done for the home crowd,” Fields said earlier this week.

Fields never went down in the match during the final 18 holes. Consecutive birdies on holes No' 25 and 26 put the former Tar Heel golfer 3 up with just 10 holes to play. It was a deficit that the 24th seed Erdy could not make up.

Results For North & South Men's Amateur Golf Championship
WinNCJack FieldsSouthern Pines, NC1000
Runner-upINDavid ErdyBoonville, IN700
SemifinalsILBrad BenjaminRockford, IL500
SemifinalsFLBrad SchneiderValrico, FL500
QuarterfinalsNCUly GrisetteClemmons, NC400

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ABOUT THE North & South Amateur

The North & South Amateur Championship is the longest consecutively run amateur tournament in the United States. Its past winners list includes names like Walter Travis, Francis Ouimet, Billy Joe Patton, Jack Nicklaus and Curtis Strange. The field is made up of invited players as well as open applications. Two rounds of stroke play are followed by five rounds of match play (32 qualifiers) to determine the Champion. All stroke & match play rounds are contested on Pinehurst No. 2.

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