St. Augustine Amateur: 46-year-old Edward Richardson prevails
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (Oct. 12, 2014) — 46-year-old Edward Richardson, in a St. Augustine Amateur stacked with young collegiate and even junior talent, captured a one-stroke victory at St. Johns Golf Club after a final-round 68 pushed him into the lead on the final day.
Richardson, an Englishman living in Florida, held the opening-round lead after a three-under par 67, but then lost the lead by himself when three other players joined him heading into Sunday's finale.
Richardson posted three-under par 207 (67-72-68) while 2015 Vanderbilt University commit William Gordon placed second. The Davidson, N.C. native shot rounds of 69, 71, and 68 to finish in the runner-up position.
Andrew Gain, a former golfer at St. Peter's University, used a final-round 65 — the lowest round of the 54-hole event — to push himself into solo third place, just two shots back of the winner. He shot 74-70 on Friday and Saturday and trailed the four co-leaders by five shots before his five-under par gem on Sunday.
Two of the four second-round co-leaders finished in a tie for fourth place, including Ryan Borg and Brandon Mancheno. Both players shot 71 on Sunday to finish at even-par 210. Borg is Canadian-born and a sophomore at the University of South Florida while Mancheno, from Jacksonville, is just 15-years-old.
Samuel Uhland, also from Jacksonville, rounds out the top-five. The 18-year-old who will play collegiately for Jacksonville University posted consecutive 69's on the weekend after a two-over 72 on Friday.
ABOUT THE St. Augustine Amateur
The St. Augustine Amateur is a national event
established in 2004 for top
amateur and collegiate players. The 54-hole
play, walking only,
competition is conducted over three days with no cut. The
caddies, walking referees, standard bearers and
forecaddies really add to the
experience. The field is
limited to 84 players whose golf resumes and
tournament experience have
earned them a spot in the field. The winner
the John C. Jennison III
is open to Amateurs only whose entry has been
accepted by the Tournament
Committee however there is an open qualifier prior
to the event.
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