Palmetto Amateur: Reach tops Strohmeyer in playoff
AIKEN, S.C. (June 9, 2013) -- Nicholas Reach birdied the second hole of a sudden-death playoff with Scott Strohmeyer to kick off his summer with a win at the Palmetto Amateur at the par-70 Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken, S.C.

Strohmeyer, fresh off a national title with Alabama, birdied the par-4 18th to force the playoff, rebounding from a bogey at No. 17 that looked to give Reach the title outright.

Reach, a junior at Georgia and former winner of the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley, had three back-nine birdies en route to a 2-under 68, following a 4-under 66 that vaulted him to within two shots of the 36-hole leader, Sam Love.

Love struggled to a final-round 72, carding birdies at Nos. 17 and 18, but it was too little, too late after a triple-bogey 7 on the par-4 15th. Love would finish fourth at 3 under, while Ben Fogler finished one shot out of the playoff after a 1-under 69 on Saturday pushed him to 4 under overall.

Only eight of the 69 players who made the weather-driven cut shot under par for the tournament.

Results For Palmetto Amateur Golf Tournament
T1PANicholas ReachMoscow, PA70071-66-68--205
T1ALScott StrohmeyerAuburn, AL50069-67-69--205
3SCBen FoglerElgin, SC40071-66-69--206
4ALSam LoveBirmingham, AL40070-65-72--207
T5GABilly KennerlyAlpharetta, GA40068-73-68--208

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72-hole stroke play event held on a classic Alister MacKenzie design. The field of 84 is selected from applicants based on handicap, participation in amateur golf events and competitive record, in previous Palmetto Amateurs and other amateur tournaments.

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