Travis Invitational: Brett Williams takes top prize
18 May 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

see also: Walter J. Travis Invitational, Garden City Golf Club, Brett Williams Profile

GARDEN CITY, NY (May 18, 2014) -- Brett Williams knocked off John Sawin in 19 holes to win the Travis Invitational Championship Flight Sunday at Garden City Golf CLub.

The tournament, which goes to honor Walter Travis, a three-time U.S. Amateur champion and the first American golfer to win the British Amateur, draws many of the country's top mid-amateurs each year.

Williams, a former Ohio State golfer and current Baltimore-area competitive amateur, ran through the bracket as the No. 1 seed after shooting 70 in the stroke-play qualifier.

Williams defeated Michael Affeldt in Sunday morning's semifinal by an impressive score of 6-and-5 after wins over Walker Taylor and Jonathan Doppelt.

His championship-clinching win over Sawin, however, is the one he'll surely remember.

Sawin, of course, is the reigning Stocker Cup champion and defeated Hal Berman, Andrew Biggadike and Kenny Bakst en route to the finale.

In the Deveraux Emmet Cup, Dan Goldstein prevailed. He beat Daniel MacDonald in the finale of a field that boasted numerous nationall-recognized amateurs.

To reach the championship, Macdonald knocked off former NCAA Champion Nick Gilliam, who had defeated New York Metropolitan amateur Joe Saladino, a member of last year's USGA State Team champion New York.

Timothy Spitz took the top prize in the Charles B. MacDonald cup. He beat Brian Williams in extra holes for the title.

Robert Stelben won the Robert T. Jones Cup. He defeated Jed Raynor, 1-up, in Sunday's finale to prevail.

Other winners included: Mark Elgner (William H. Taft Cup) and Ed Gibstein (Dwight D. Eisenhower Cup).

ABOUT THE Walter J. Travis Invitational

Tournament honors Walter Travis, three time U.S. Amateur champ and the first American to win the British Amateur. Travis reworked the original Devereaux Emmet design. 18 hole qualifier establishes match play flights. Great event, great golf course.

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