North and South Amateur: Constable defeats Simson
PINEHURST, NC (June 30, 2011) – Defending champion Donald Constable defeated the worlds number 1 ranked senior amateur, Paul Simson in very tight match that never went more than one up for either player.

Simson, from Raleigh, NC, kept the match square or in his favor for the first eight holes then he stumbled with a bogey on the 180-yard par-3 ninth hole. Constable, from Minnetonka, MN, birdied the 610-yard par-5 tenth to go one up and held the match at that pace for most of the back-nine .

Simson needed birdie on the historic 18th hole to extend the match and that is exactly what he got. A loss on the 19th hole would give the match to Constable, a man nearly 40 years his junior.

Constable will take on Indiana University senior David Erdy in the quarter-finals.

Results: North & South Amateur
WinNCJack FieldsSouthern Pines, NC1000
Runner-upINDavid ErdyBoonville, IN700
SemifinalsILBrad BenjaminRockford, IL500
SemifinalsFLBrad SchneiderValrico, FL500
QuarterfinalsNCUly GrisetteClemmons, NC400

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ABOUT THE North & South Amateur

The North & South Amateur Championship is the longest consecutively run amateur tournament in the United States. Its past winners list includes names like Walter Travis, Francis Ouimet, Billy Joe Patton, Jack Nicklaus and Curtis Strange. The field is made up of invited players as well as open applications. Two rounds of stroke play are followed by five rounds of match play (32 qualifiers) to determine the Champion. All stroke & match play rounds are contested on Pinehurst No. 2.

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