Brandon Knight wins Memorial Amateur in commanding fashion
27 May 2024
by Justin Golba of AmateurGolf.com

see also: View results for Memorial Amateur, Ancil Hoffman Golf Course, Brandon Knight Rankings

Brandon Knight (Submitted Photo)
Brandon Knight (Submitted Photo)

Brandon Knight, a rising sophomore at the University of Colorado, shot 13-under with rounds of Ancil Hoffman Golf Course in Carmichael, Calif., to convincingly win the 2024 Memorial Amateur by four shots.

"I played really well in round one," Knight said. "I hit it good all round, and my putter really helped me out."

The Pleasanton, Calif., native only needed 25 putts in the first round to get through the 18 holes.

Knight added, "That really helped me through the rest of the tournament."

Knight is ranked No. 380 in the Golfweek/AmateurGolf.com U.S. Rankings.

Reese Sato and Avinash Iyer finished T2 at 9-under, but were not able to put too much pressure on Knight. He entered the final round with a slim one-shot lead over Marc Engellenner, but a final round 2-over 74 from Engellenner saw him fall to 7-under and in solo fourth place. 

"I figured if I managed my own game, I would be in a good spot as long as I shot a couple under par," Knight said. "There are a few pretty easy birdie holes out there, so I just wanted to make pars on the rest." 

Knight can now use this win to propel him into the important upcoming summer months before he heads back to Boulder for his sophomore season in the fall.

"It is definitely a big confidence booster," Knight said. "I didn't have a bad year, but I didn't play how I was hoping to throughout my first year of college, so it was nice to have a couple of weeks off to reset and put some work in."

Knight added, "I am happy to see it pay off early and keep it going through the summer."


Results: Memorial Amateur
1CABrandon KnightPleasanton, CA40066-68-69=203
T2CAReese SatoFolsom, CA30070-71-66=207
T2CAAvinash IyerSan Ramon, CA30070-68-69=207
4CAMarc EngellennerRocklin, CA20068-67-74=209
T5CAJack BarberLa Jolla, CA20070-74-67=211

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ABOUT THE Memorial Amateur

Founded by Vietnam Veteran John Rochelle; it's no coincidence that this first class, traditional event takes place on Memorial Day weekend. 54 hole stroke play event w/ 36 hole cut. Field limited to 84 players. Played on one of the great daily fee golf courses in America.

For a tournament entry form, email John Rochelle at memorialamateur@comcast.net.

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