Ihm hangs on to win Sunnehanna by two shots
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Steven Ihm held on to win the Sunnehanna Amateur on Sunday as the leaderboard shifted all around him. Ihm, a senior at the University of Iowa, shot a final-round 67 at Sunnehanna Country Club in Johnstown, Pa., to win the prestigious amateur event.
Ihm, of Peosta, Iowa, had a one-shot lead on Rodolfo Cazaubon, a recent North Texas grad, at the beginning of the day. Cazaubon had charged up the leaderboard in Round 3 with a 6-under 63. He posted 73 on Sunday to finish T-6.
Ihm turned in 4-under 31 on Sunday, then made three bogeys and two birdies on the back for his 67. He finished at 8-under 272.
Alabama senior Cory Whitsett was the next closest player. Whitsett also shot a final-round 67 to climb from T-3 to solo second. Rick Lamb, a recent Tennessee grad, and Mike Miller shared third at 3 under.
The round of the day on Sunday belonged to South Carolina sophomore Matthew NeSmith, who shot 5-under 65 to climb from T-20 to T-6.