tournament. He holed out his second shot on the
519-yard, par- 5 11th with a 4-iron from 225 yards.
Twelve-time West Virginia Amateur champion Pat Carter aced the 182-yard 16th hole with
a 5-iron in the final round. His 6-over-par 286
total placed him T38.
USA RALLIES TO DEFEND PALMER CUP
The United States won five of the eight final-round singles matches to claim the Palmer Cup
at The Stanwich Club in Connecticut, 13-11. It
was the U.S. team’s second Palmer Cup victory
in a row in the event that pits American college
players against their counterparts from Europe.
The Americans hold an 8-6-1 lead in the series.
Stanford’s Andrew Yun claimed the final
match, defeating Pontus Widegren 1-up to
clinch the win for Team USA. It was a back-and-forth match until Yun birdied 17 and followed with a par at the final hole.
The USA led 3-1 after the morning four-ball
matches on the first day, but Europe closed the
gap after the afternoon foursomes matches,
4½- 3½. Rain interrupted the afternoon session,
and those matches were not completed until
Friday morning. Europe won four matches and
halved two others in the second-day singles
matches to take an 8½- 7½ lead into the final
Yun and Bank Vongvanij turned in outstanding
performances for the American squad. Yun went
undefeated in four matches, the 13th competitor to do so in the history of the event, and was
clearly the man of the match. He teamed with
Vongvanij to win both first-day team matches.
Combined, Yun and Vonvanij contributed five of
the U.S. team’s 13 points.
CANTLAY NEW WAGR NO. 1
Patrick Cantlay sits atop the world this week
thanks to a second place in the NCAA Division I
Stroke Play Championship. This caps a remark-
able rise for the UCLA golfer, who was ranked
No. 599 a year ago. Cantlay, a sophomore, shot
4-under par at Karsten Creek Course in Stillwa-
ter, Okla. That left him one stroke behind NCAA
Stroke Play champion John Peterson of Loui-
siana State University. The win takes Peterson
inside the world top 10 to ninth place, an im-
provement of 12 places.
DANIELS, PUMFREY TRIUMPH AT PNGA SENIOR
Larry Daniels, of Seattle, put together one of
the most spectacular final rounds in PNGA history to win the Pacific Northwest Golf Association’s Senior Men’s Amateur Championship at
Black Butte Ranch – Big Meadow Golf Course
in Black Butte Ranch, Ore. Daniels started the
day a stroke back of leaders and playing partners Chris Maletis, of Portland, Ore., and Carey
Watson, of Sunriver, Ore. He shot a bogey-free,
7-under-par 65 to cruise to an eight-shot victory.
This is Daniels’ first PNGA Senior Men’s
Amateur title after coming close as the runner-up to Maletis in 2009.
Noel Pumfrey, of Victoria, B.C. made a late
charge to win the Super Senior Men’s Amateur
Championship. Pumfrey birdied the final hole to
slip past Gay Davis.
ZYLSTRA TAKES U.S. SENIOR CHALLENGE
Bill Zylstra of Michigan, the No. 1-ranked
senior amateur in the United States, prevailed
with a six-shot win ahead of Emile Vaughan
of Alabama to win the 23rd playing of the U.S.
Senior Challenge at The Club at Olde Stone in
Kentucky. Zylstra shot 6-over-par 222. In the
super-senior division, Kentucky native Joe
Cantrell won with a score of 228, besting Lynn
Martin of Ohio, who finished at 230.