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Kyle Haas two putted the par-5 18th hole from just inside 30ft for birdie and a one shot victory over Brandon Robison of the University of Utah and Belmont’s Jack Schoenberger.
The Eastern Amateur was the last tournament of the summer for Kyle Haas before he heads to Wake Forest in two weeks to start his freshman year as a member of the Demon Deacon golf team where he will play for his father Jerry. Haas was the only player to post four rounds under par. The final round saw gusty wind and firmer greens after three days of steady breeze and temperatures in the mid-90s.
Haas bogeyed the 1st and 4th holes before making back-to-back birdies on 7 & 8 to turn in even par. He trailed Radford’s Bryce Corbett by two shots headed to the back nine. Corbett made a double bogey on the 10th and Haas was tied for the lead with Schoenberger and Corbett at 7-under par. Haas hit driver on the middle of the green on the drivable par-4 13th and two putted to get to 8-under. Schoenberger bogeyed 14 and 15 and Corbett made bogeys on the 12th and 14th and Haas led by two with three to play. A Haas bogey on 16 cut the lead to one over Schoenberger. Robison made a late charge with a birdie on 17 from 15 feet to get to 5-under and two back. Robison’s tee shot found the left rough on 18 but he managed to get to the front fringe on the par-5. Haas found the green from 240 yards and had a downhill eagle putt. Robison then produced the shot of the tournament when he rolled in his eagle putt from 81 feet to get to 7-under and force Haas to two putt. Haas rolled the first putt down the hill to about three feet and made the birdie to post 8-under. Schoenberger, playing in the final group also found the green and had the same downhill eagle putt as Haas. He narrowly missed and tapped in to share 2nd place with Robison. Sihan Sandhu, a junior golfer from Ashburn, VA shared 4th place with 3rd round leader Bryce Corbett. Nathan Piatt, also of Radford, was 6th alone at 4-under par. Virginia Tech’s Charlie Hanson finished another shot back in 7th place at 3-under for his 3rd consecutive top 10 finish in the Eastern Amateur. Former Nansemond-Suffolk and Temple golfer Trey Wren was 8th at 2-under, Jennings Glenn from Elon finished 9th another shot back. Graham Chase of Temple, J.F. Aber from Wittenburg University, LSU’s Alex Price and Adam Horton from Chesapeake rounded out the top 10 at even-par.
Radford senior Bryce Corbett shot 3-under par 67 in the third round to take a one-shot lead at 9-under 201 after three rounds of the 66th Eastern Amateur. His scorecard was clean and his lead was three at 10-under par until the long par-3 16th. He made double bogey to drop back to 8-under. Corbett bounced back with a nice chip from just right of the green to 2 feet on the par-5 18th for birdie and the lead. Christopher Newport’s Robb Kinder who tied for 2nd at the NCAA Division III National Championship is a shot back at 8-under 202. Kinder had the low round of the day at 6-under par 64. Kinder has made just one bogey over the last 38 holes and he has played the past two rounds 11-under par, rebounding from an opening three over par 73.
Second round leader Jack Schoenberger, a sophomore at Belmont University, bounced back from a slow start playing the last 7 holes in 3-under to join Kinder in a tie for 2nd place after an even par 70. Wake Forest incoming golfer Kyle Haas shot 67 and is alone in 4th at 7-under par. Brandon Robison, a sophomore from the University of Utah is 5th at 6-under. Trey Wren, former Temple University and Nansemond-Suffolk Academy golfer, shot 5-under 65 and is joined in a tie for 5th place with Virginia Tech’s David Stanford at 5-under par 205. Among other local golfers Chesapeake’s Adam Horton is tied for 15th at 1-under par through 54 holes.
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Jack Schoenberger moved into sole possession of the lead with a 7-under 63 in the 2nd round of the 66th Eastern Amateur. The Belmont University sophomore started hot with 5-under 30 on the front nine. The back proved to be a bit more of a scramble and he went to the par-5 18th stuck at 5-under. Two perfect shots to the green and a holed 30 ft eagle putt and he posted the day’s lowest round. 1st round leader Charlie Hanson from Virginia Tech, Radford’s Bryce Corbett and University of Utah golfer Brandon Robison share 2nd place two shots back at 6-under par. Chesapeake’s Patrick Gareiss who plays at Radford and incoming Wake Forest freshman, Kyle Haas are tied for 5th at 4-under. 60 golfers made the cut at 5-over 145. Third round play begins at 8am tomorrow at Elizabeth Manor Golf & Country Club in Portsmouth.
Virginia Tech’s Charlie Hanson has played the Eastern Amateur the past two years, finishing inside the top 10 both times. He used his past success to post bogey free 9-under 61 today to lead by 4. Hanson’s round was highlighted by birdie putts outside of 30 feet on the 6th, 9th and 14th holes. He capped off the round with a nice chip from the rough short and left of the par 5 18th to 3 feet and converted the putt for his 9th birdie of the round. Radford’s Bryce Corbett, East Carolina’s Ethan Hall and Nicholls St. golfer Ryan O’Neill are 4 shots back at 5-under. Patrick Gareiss from Chesapeake and Radford University is another shot back at 4-under.
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