Fields Blossoms At North & South Am
Local favorite Jack Fields won the North &
South Amateur, downing Indiana University’s
David Erdy, 5 and 4. In so doing, the Southern
Pines resident became the first local to win this
tournament since Kelly Mitchum in 1993.
Fields, who has played countless rounds on
Pinehurst’s famed No. 2 course, found himself
3-down in the first nine
holes of the 36-hole final,
but he narrowed the deficit
to 1-down after the first 18.
Fields then took a 3-up lead
into the back nine and Erdy
eventually ran out of time.
Erdy was the talk of
the tournament when he
eliminated his first two opponents in a combined
24 holes. He advanced to the finals with wins
against defending champion Donald Constable
and 2009 U.S. Public Links champion Brad Benjamin. Fields got to the finals after beating 1988
champion Uly Grissette and Brad Schnieder.
Fields, 21, left the University of North Carolina in the middle of his junior year to advance
his game and prepare for a pro career. The winner of the Carolinas Open in May, he will turn
professional after the U.S. Amateur.
NATE MCCOY TAKES DOGWOOD INVITATIONAL
Nate McCoy fashioned a final-round 65,
7-under par, to win the Dogwood Invitational
at Druid Hills GC in Atlanta. McCoy began the
day two shots behind third-round leader Luke
Guthrie. After an opening bogey, McCoy reeled
off eight birdies to win by two over Bobby Wyatt,
who also closed with a 65. McCoy, playing the
Dogwood for the third time, posted four sub-70
rounds on the way to a total of 22-under-par
266. Guthrie shot even par in the final round to
finish alone in third at 16 under.
ENGLISH CLAIMS CHICAGO DISTRICT AMATEUR
MCDONAGH WINS MET GOLF’S IKE AMATEUR
MOVEMENT IN MEN’S WAGR TOP 10
Americans Patrick Cantlay and Peter Uihlein
remained the top two amateurs in the World
Amateur Golf Ranking, respectively, but that is
about all that didn’t change. The next eight positions turned over, with four new names climbing
into the top 10. Englishman Andrew Sullivan is
now Europe’s highest-ranked amateur, at No 5.
New Zealand’s Lydia Ko continues to hold the
top spot in the Women’s WAGR; the top seven