Ernst Wins Memorial Amateur
26 May 2009
see also: View results for Memorial Amateur, Ancil Hoffman Golf Course


CARMICHAEL, Calif. (May 25, 2009) -- There was a golfer on a skateboard, 30-handicappers rattling around the trees screeching "Fore!" and 5-year-olds doing somersaults in the fairway.

What there wasn't Monday at Ancil Hoffman during the final round of the Memorial Amateur Championship was on-course leaderboards. Amateur tournament. Public course. So when overnight leader Derek Ernst bogeyed the 18th hole from a greenside bunker to complete a final round of 2-over-par 72, he assumed his day was done, and not with a happy ending.

"When I made the turn, I saw that someone was 4 under," Ernst said. "I figured there was no way the winning score would be any worse."

Wrong. Ernst's three-day total of 3-under 207 tied him at the top with Folsom's Kevin Lucas, who shot a 64 to rally from 16th, eight shots off the lead. Ernst was determined not to waste his reprieve. (click here for full story from sacbee.com)

Results: Memorial Amateur
1*CADerek ErnstClovis, CA30066-69-72--207
2CAKevin LucasFolsom, CA20071-72-64--207
T3CAGrant NortonRancho Murieta, CA10067-74-67--208
T3CARyan HalliseyGranite Bay, CA10068-72-68--208
T5AustraliaMatthew SmithAustralia10067-73-69--209

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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 105 players. Played on one of the great daily fee golf courses in America.

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