Loftsson Wins Cardinal Amateur

GREENSBORO, NC (Aug. 14, 2011) - Charlotte 49ers rising senior Olafur Loftsson won the Cardinal Amateur at the Cardinal Golf and Country Club in Greensboro, NC. by four strokes. With the victory, Loftsson earns an invitation to this week's PGA Wyndham Championship.

Loftsson trailed leader Will Collins by one stroke entering the final round but fired a five-under par 65 while Collins shot even-par 70, giving Loftsson his four-stroke margin.

Loftsson finished the 54-hole event at 11-under par following rounds of 65, 69, 65 on the par-70 course. Collins and Matt Nagy finished tied for second at 7-under par.

Loftsson earned all-Atlantic 10 honors this past year for the 49ers with his sixth-place finish at the league championships. He helped the 49ers to their league-record sixth straight A-10 title and school-record seventh straight NCAA Tournament bid.

Last fall, Loftsson competed at the World Amateur Team Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina for his native Iceland. 

Loftsson joins Trevor Murphy (2008 Wachovia Championship) as recent 49ers who qualified for PGA Tour events while competing collegiately for the 49ers.

Results For Cardinal Amateur Golf Tournament
1IcelandOlafur LoftssonIceland70065-69-65--199
T2NCWill CollinsSalisbury, NC50067-66-70--203
T2GAMatt NagyBuena Vista, GA50071-66-66--203
T4NCLee BedfordCary, NC40071-66-70--207
T4NCPreston DembowiakSummerfield, NC40066-69-72--207

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ABOUT THE Cardinal Amateur

The Cardinal Amateur, presented by McConnell Golf, is held at the Sedgefield Country Club, Pete Dye Course in Greensboro, NC. 54-hole stroke play tournament. Many former competitors are now on the PGA, Senior PGA and Nationwide tours. The field consists of 78 contestants, chosen among college level and mid-amateurs. Jay Sigel, a winner on the senior tour, has been quoted as saying that the Cardinal Am is one of the finest amateur tournaments in the country and one which he wishes he had won during his amateur career.

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