BANDON, Ore. (July 27, 2012) -- Oregon State rising junior golfer David Fink defeated four other players, including teammate Matt Rawitzer, in a sudden-death playoff to win the prestigious 46th Pacific Coast Amateur Championship at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort on Friday.
The five-person playoff featured Fink, Rawitzer, T.K. Kim, Anton Arboleda and Michael Anderson when they each finished the four-day, 72-hole event with a 7-over 291 at the Bandon Trails and Bandon Dunes courses.
All five golfers pared the first two playoff holes - the par-5, 558-yard 18th hole and par-4, 389-yard 17th hole - before Fink, Anderson and Arboleda birdied the 18th the second time around to advance to the fourth playoff hole. Fink was the only one of the three golfers to birdie the fourth playoff, the 17th, to claim the victory.
The individual title gives Fink the double-slam at the 2012 Pacific Coast Amateur as he and Rawitzer partnered up with Carl Johnson from UNLV on the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) team to win the Morse Cup Team Competition that was held concurrently with the first two rounds.
The Pacific Coast Amateur Championship, which is one of the most important amateur golf championships, features 80 of the world's top amateurs, including a number of state, provincial and regional golf association champions from throughout the western United States and Canada.
The 72-hole event didn't have a cut and was played Tuesday through Friday with the first and third rounds at the par-70, 6,832-yard Bandon Trails layout and the second and fourth rounds at the par-72, 6,966-yard Bandon Dunes course.