CHARLESON, S.C. (March 24, 2013) --
rains forced the Azalea Invitational
committee to call the final day of action at
Country Club of Charleston.
Austin Langdale, who held the lead after the
two days of play, has been declared winner of
playing of the event.
Langdale opened play Thursday with a 5-under
and shot 69 on Friday to take a two-shot lead
Only a portion of the field completed 18 holes
Round 3 on Saturday due to rain. The
third round and the final round were both
for Sunday. But at 8 a.m. on Sunday, the
deemed the course unplayable.
For Langdale, though, the win is still
“It’s pretty cool,” the Clemson-bound junior
“It feels weird with the last shots hit on Friday
great feeling. To look at the names on the
room wall and see Webb Simpson and names
it’s pretty cool to have my name next to last
year’s U.S. Open champ.”
Langdale’s Friday 66 proved to be the
maker. On a day when much of the field
Townville, S.C. teen managed to get up-and-
on all six of the greens he missed to power
windy conditions and take an early lead. On
Friday, Langdale simply managed to keep
“I was just trying to put together another solid
round,” he said. “I missed a few putts that
gotten me low again but I didn’t lose any
Shooting 2-under on a good course like that
“This is by far the biggest win of my amateur
Langdale won by two over Scott Harvey, a
talented mid-am from North Carolina, who
finished alone in
second at 5-under after his Friday 67. Will
another junior, finished in third place after
69s to open the event.
Jim Liu, who fired a competitive course record
on Friday, was among a group of three
fourth place. Cameron Champ and Carson
also finished at 3-under.
Mike Miller, the highest ranked player (5th) in
event according to the
Player Rankings, managed a pair of 70s and
finished alone in seventh place. North Carolina
Crenshaw and Jack Maguire, who won the
St. Augustine Amateur, were one shot back in
place at even par.
Former PGA Tour pro and 1997 Azalea
champion John Engler finished tied for 12th.
rounds of 73-70 to finish 1-over.
Four-time U.S Mid-Amateur champion Nathan
Smith was tied for 20th at 3-over, one shot
fellow Walker Cup hopeful Todd White.
ABOUT THE Azalea Invitational
72 hole stroke play with a 54 hole cut on a
Seth Raynor design. Good mix of college
and mid amateurs. 7 spots available in a
Impressive list of past champions at this
traditional event. The Country Club of
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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