Southeastern Am: Derek Chang by 7 Shots

COLUMBUS, GA (June 21, 2009)--Derek Chang of Alpharetta, GA broke away from the field in the final round of the Southeastern Amateur to win by 7 over Wade Binfield of Fayetteville, GA.

Chang was the only player with all four rounds in the 60's, shooting 69-63-68-68 for a 16-under 268 total. Binfield matched Chang's 69-63 start but closed with rounds of 72-71 for a 9-under total. Drew Ernst of Seneca, SC and Zeyu He of Bradenton, FL tied for fourth at 8-under.

Defending champion Mitch Krywulycz of Australia finished tied 44th at 6-over.

Top finishers are listed below.

Results: Southeastern Amateur
1GADerek ChangAlpharetta, GA70069-63-68-68--268
2GAWade BinfieldFayetteville, GA50069-63-72-71--275
T3SCDrew ErnstSeneca, SC40068-68-73-67--276
T3FLZeyu HeBradenton, FL40070-65-71-70--276
5GATaylor FloydMacon, GA40066-75-63-73--277

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ABOUT THE Southeastern Amateur

The Southeastern Amateur is a top-level amateur golf tournament with a rich history dating back to 1922 - when the tournament was created by Fred Haskins. Each year, the Southeastern Amateur has the great honor of hosting many of the nation's top amateur golfers, from Division I NCAA National Champions to the nation's top Mid- Amateurs.

Field is limited to 90 players. The format is 72 holes of stroke play. The field will be cut to the low 60 and ties after 54 holes.

$295 entry fee includes practice round, at least three tournament rounds, and breakfast/lunch each day.

Open qualifier held the day before the tournament.

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