Lansdon Robbins wins 106th Carolinas Amateur
Lansdon Robbins (CGA)
With more lead changes than a NASCAR race at Talladega, Lansdon Robbins
pulled ahead of the pack to claim the 106th Carolinas Amateur.
Paired with the overnight leader and UNC signee Peter Fountain (202) and Wofford junior Walker Jones (203), Robbins began the day just two shots behind Fountain when the final round began at Cape Fear Country Club.
“It was a battle all day. It was back and forth,” Robbins told the Carolinas Golf Association. “Walker [Jones] and Peter [Fountain] both played great. I knew playing those last five holes at even par wasn’t going to win it. I would have liked to get a couple more birdies than just one, but it was good enough. I was able to get ahead, hold off the competition, and get the job done.”
The one birdie was just enough to get the win as Robbins -- a redshirt freshman at UNC Wilmington -- took the crown with a 17-under 271. Both Jones and Fountain finished at 16-under to split second place.
Making birdies on Nos. 6 and 7, Robbins was looking for the 13th and final lead change of the tournament as he was one shot back of Fountain through No. 10. Gaining strokes on Nos. 11, 13, and 15, Robbins gained control before a weather delay slowed his momentum.
The delay may have been a saving grace for Robbins as Jones stayed stagnant with eight pars on the final nine holes and Fountain could only muster one birdie on the final three holes following the delay.
“It means a lot. It’s been a rough past year-and-a-half or so with injuries and all the stuff that happened this past season with it getting canceled,” Robbins said. “I only had two opportunities to play in tournaments this summer, and I won them both, so I think I took advantage of a weird summer pretty well.”
ABOUT THE Carolinas Amateur
The championship is conducted at 72 holes of stroke
play. After 36 holes, there is a cut to the low 60
scores and ties. Entry is open to any male amateur
golfer who has reached his 13th birthday by the first
day of the championship, is a legal resident of North
Carolina or South Carolina, is a member in good
standing of a club which is a member of the CGA
has an active GHIN USGA Handicap Index at a CGA
member club that does not exceed 7.4.
The Frank F. Capers Cup Team Competition is held
during rounds one and two of the Carolinas Amateur
Championship. Three or four bona fide members
from the same club comprise a team. The low three
scores count each round.
Format changed from match play to stroke
play in 2010.
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