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Nesmith wins the Azalea Invitational
05 Apr 2012
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

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Charleston, SC (April 1, 2012) -- North Augusta, SC resident Matthew Nesmith carded his third straight 66 to capture the 64th Azalea Invitational at the Country Club of Charleston Sunday.

Nesmith's rounds of 72-66-66-66--270 totaled 12-under-par and he was three shots better than second-place finisher Jim Liu from Smithtown, NY (65-72-68-68--273).

Keith Mitchell from Chattanooga, TN carded 70-69-60-65--274 to finish alone in third place.

Michael Cromie, from Cary, NC, was tied with Nesmith going into Sunday, but a final round 74 push him back into a tie for ninth place.

Pittsburgh, Penn. resident and 2011 U.S. Walker Cup team member, Nathan Smith signed for rounds of 72-69-66-72--279 and finished in a tie for 12th place.

Nesmith is the the No. 7-ranked junior in the country and has committed to the University of South Carolina Gamecocks beginning the fall 2012 semester.

Wales' Rhys Enoch, the 27th-ranked player in the world, finished in a tie for 19th, shooting 76-69-69-70--284.
ABOUT THE Azalea Invitational

72 hole stroke play with a 54 hole cut on a 1925 Seth Raynor design. Good mix of college players and mid amateurs. 7 spots available in a qualifier. Impressive list of past champions at this traditional event. The Country Club of Charleston underwent a major renovation in 2006 (the tournament took at one year hiatus) and was ready for play for the 2007 Azalea.

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Results For Azalea Invitational Golf Tournament
Place  PtsScores
1SCMatt NeSmithNorth Augusta, SC100072-66-66-66--270
2NYJim LiuSmithtown, NY70065-72-68-68--273
3TNKeith MitchellChattanooga, TN50070-69-70-65--274
T4KYBrad WilderFort Wright, KY50064-70-71-70--275
T4NYMike MillerBrewster, NY50068-69-69-69--275

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