Virginia Tech's Burgess runs away with second Fox Puss title
For Virginia Tech, the college season is over. Sophomore Connor Burgess, however, is just getting started. The Lynchburg, Va., native ran away with the Fox Puss Amateur title on Sunday at Boonsboro Golf Club in his hometown. This is the second Fox Puss title for Burgess, who also won in 2016.
Burgess, the leading scorer at Virginia Tech, had rounds of 66-65-68 for a 14 under total that left him six shots ahead of runner-up Justin Young of Roanoke, Va. Burgess had a four-shot lead entering the day, but with four birdies in his first 16 holes, he easily extended that. Remarkably, he had only one bogey in each round.
Burgess competed in all 11 events for the Hokies this season. He was ninth at the ACC Championship. Last summer, Burgess was a semifinalist at the Virginia State Amateur.
As for runner-up Young, the 2017 Virginia Mid-Amateur winner, opening rounds of 68-67 left him within striking distance of Burgess but a final-round 70 didn’t include enough firepower for Young to catch him.
Isaac Simmons and Scott Shingler tied for third at 5 under. Jimmy Delp of Alexandria, Va., was solo fifth at 3 under.
Boonsboro Golf Club will also host the inaugural Donna Andrews Invitational
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ABOUT THE Fox Puss Invitational
54 hole stroke play format tournament was
given the name “FOX PUSS” to honor two of
Boonsboro’s members that for many years had
devoted their talents and time to amateur golf
in the State of Virginia and the Lynchburg
Mr. H. M. “Fox” Blankinship and Mr. Charles
“Puss” Hancock. Both of these gentlemen
former Presidents of the Virginia State Golf
Association. This is the ruling body for
golf within the State of Virginia. Additionally,
Mr. Hancock was a long term President of
Boonsboro Country Club.
The first tournament was held late in 1971 and
has continued each year. While we have had
cancel the tournament three times over the
years, we have been able to retain a high level
of competition for the contestants. Our
Champions and contestants have been State
Amateur Champions; United States Amateur
Champion; British Amateur Champion; and
Walker Cup Members.
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