Best of the Weekend: Duke wins the ACC Title and more
24 Apr 2017
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

(April 24, 2017) - Conference tournament action was in full swing this weekend and at the ACC Men's Championship No. 22 Duke turned some heads with an impressive run to the title.

For the first time in tournament history the SEC Men's Championship utilized match play to crown a champion. However, before that came 54-holes of stroke and it was Florida's Alejandro Tosti winning medalist honors in dramatic fashion.

At the SEC Women's Championship there was another Gator sighting as Florida won the tournament for a ninth-time.

On the opposite side of the country No. 17 UNLV repeated at the Mountain West Conference Men's Championship.

At the Big 12 Women’s Championship Texas stood tall while Michigan State took home the title at the Big 10 Women's Championship.

In addition thanks to the stellar play by medalist Peter Kuest BYU was able to win the West Coast Conference Men's Championship.

Closing out the college section for this weekend, on Friday the final regular season Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll was released with USC still No. 1.

In the junior ranks Joaquin Niemann, the No. 2 player in the WAGR, won the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley while at the AJGA Under Armour Hailey Jones and Matthew Riedel won titles.

Other News

-With a second round 2-under 69 Sebastian Crampton is 8-under and he will carry the lead into the third round of the Alameda Commuters. Tournament play will continue on Saturday.

-Charlotte local Johns Eades overcame a six shot deficit in driving rain and wind to win the Carolinas Mid- Amateur

-The VSGA closed strong to win the Virginia-West Virginia Team Matches

-It came down to the wire at the Haskins Four-Ball hosted by the Country Club of Columbus but in the end Adam Cooper and Cason Hammock held on for the title

-Leading by one at the start of the Arizona Stroke Play final round Jake Chanen birdied his first three holes and then never looked back as he won the title

-Cole Nygren outduled Shane Wathanasaney to win the Lompoc City Championship

-With rounds of 69-71 John Wright posted a 4-under tally that nobody else could match at the Will County Amateur

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