59th EASTERN AMATEUR
July 9th-12th, 2015
Played at Elizabeth Manor Golf & Country Club, "Since 1957"
2014 Champion - Chris Hickman
Tournament Record 22-under 258
* Chris Hickman from East Tennessee State is the winner of the 58th Eastern Amateur, going wire to wire. He opened with 61 and 10 birdies and by the time the delayed 2nd and 3rd rounds were complete, he had made 23 birdies and just 3 bogeys. He took a 7 shot lead into the final round. After missing birdie tries on the first 3 holes, he went long on 4 and made bogey. Adam Ball started quickly with 2 birdies on the first 3 holes, but Hickman still led the field by 8 after 4 holes. UNC-Charlotte's Riley Davenport who started the day 7 shots back made a couple early bogeys to fall 9 off the pace, but caught fire with birdies on 5,6,8 & 9 to turn 2 under and cut the deficit to 4 at the turn after Hickman's 1 over 36. An errant tee shot on 10 led to bogey and an out of bounds ball on 13 put him 8 back. Hickman consistently hit good iron shots and finally had his first birdie putt fall on the 12th. He made a 40 ft downhill putt on 15 and a 12 ft birdie on 17 to close in 32 and 2 under 68. Hickman hit 15 greens on the round and made just the lone bogey on 4. Davenport birdied 17 & 18 to finish at 14 under 266 and second alone. Adam Ball (VCU), Derek Bard (UVA) and Chris Crawford (Drexel) shared 3rd at 10 under 270. Trey Smith (James Madison), Grant Hirschman from Collierville, TN and Kyle Hart (George Mason) were tied for 6th another 2 shots back.
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Elizabeth Manor Golf & Country Club, 1 Ace Parker Drive, Portsmouth, VA 23701
Pro Shop, 757-488-6605; Clubhouse 757-488-4534; www.elizabethmanorgolf.com
2015 Eastern Amateur Dates: Championship - Thursday, July 9th thru Sunday, July 12th.
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