Jake An, from Centreville, Va., fired a
final-round, 1-under 71 and held on to win the
105th Middle Atlantic Amateur at Lakewood
Country Club in Rockville, Md. After a bogey
on the par- 5 16th hole, An made a key come-
back birdie on the par- 3 17th to keep his lead
intact over Will Collins, of Salisbury, N.C., who
also made birdie on the 17th hole.
An’s four-round total of 5-under 283 (72-
71-69-71) was good enough for a two-stroke
victory over Collins (75-69-71-70) and Steven
Delmar (70-73-71-71), of Olney, Md.
An, 22, got to the top of the leaderboard early
in the second round after a 1-under 71 pushed
him into a tie for the lead with Will Shriver, of
Baltimore, and Delmar. He followed that with
a tournament-low, 3-under-par 69 in the third
round to take the 54-hole lead by two strokes.
Collins rebounded after an opening 3-over
75 and nearly capped off his spectacular 2011
summer in style. Already this year he finished
fourth at the Sunnehanna Amateur and seventh
at the Northeast Amateur and also qualified for
the U.S. Amateur.
SZEWCZUL’S BACK-TO-BACK TITLES
It was a different road to the finish, but the
end result was just as sweet for Dave Szew-
czul, who became the first golfer in history
to capture back-to-back New England Senior
Amateur Championships. Szewczul carded a
two-round score of 1-under-par 141 at Race
Brook Country Club to best day-one leader
Andy Congdon by one stroke.
“It’s unbelievable and I can’t put into words
how good it feels to have done this again and
to prove that once was not a lucky thing,” said
One year ago, Szewczul dominated the field
en route to a seven-stroke victory. This time
around, the veteran found himself trailing for
33 holes but managed to remain steady and
outlast his opponents for the victory.
Congdon held a one-stroke lead after mak-
ing birdie on the 15th. Back-to-back bogeys
on the 16th and 17th holes turned the tide in
Szewczul’s favor and a par on No. 18 sealed the
victory as Congdon was unable to drain his long
birdie putt to force a playoff.
JAPANESE COLLEGIATE GOLFERS
ADVANCE IN NEWEST WAGR RELEASE
Two Japanese collegiate players, Hideki
Matsuyama and Yoshinori Fujimoto, have
advanced to Nos. 5 and 6, respectively, in the
most recent World Amateur Golf Ranking. They
finished 1-2 respectively in last month’s Japan
Patrick Cantlay continues to hold down the
No. 1 spot over Jordan Spieth. New Zealand-
ers Lydia Ko and Cecilia Cho continue to be
ranked Nos. 1 and 2 in the Womens WAGR.
Staff and Wire Reports
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