Top 10 men's storylines: Peter Williamson
By Ron Balicki, Golfweek
There were plenty of good stories that came out of amateur golf this past
exciting, happy endings as
well as disappointing, heart-breaking endings.
From Steven Fox winning the U.S. Amateur, to Nathan Smith capturing a record
U.S. Mid-Amateur to a
14-year-old from China qualifying for next year’s Masters -- and a whole lot
I’ve been covering amateur golf at just about every level for some 30 years and
seems each year provides
its own share of interesting stories, whether in victory or defeat.
Compiling a list of the best of them for 2012 was difficult, but here is a list of my
No. 9: You don’t usually hear much about golfers from Dartmouth, especially on
national amateur level.
That changed this past summer when recent grad and three-time Ivy League
Peter Williamson of
Hanover, N.H., made a huge name for himself.
Stories of 2012
- No. 10: Guan
wins Asian Am | Read
- No. 9:
Peter Williamson's Summer | Read
8 Rhys Pugh's Comeback | Read
- No. 7:
Chris Williams' Western Am run
- No. 6:
Daan Huizing wins Lytham Trophy | Read
- No. 5:
USA dominates World Am Team | Read
Vogel wins U.S. Public Links | Read
Alan Dunbar wins British Amateur | Read
Nathan Smith wins 4th U.S. Mid-Am | Read
Steven Fox wins thrilling U.S. Am | Read
Williamson captured titles in two of the most long running, tradition-rich
events in the country. He
won the North & South Amateur at Pinehurst (N.C.) Resort. A couple of weeks
claim to the Southern
Amateur crown, outlasting Alabama All-American Bobby Wyatt when he sank a
birdie putt on the third
hole of a sudden-death playoff at Chenal Country Club in Little Rock, Ark.
The following month he tied for 10th in the 72-hole stroke-play portion of the
prestigious Western Amateur at
Exmoor Country Club just outside Chicago to advance to the Sweet 16 where
advanced to the semifinals
of match play before bowing out on the 20th hole against Jordan Russell, a
Texas A&M grad.
Later in the month he qualified for match play in the U.S. Amateur at Cherry Hills
Country Club in Denver, but
lost in the opening round 3 and 2 to then top-ranked Chris Williams.