UCF's Eason wins South Beach International

Jack Nicklaus reacts to a missed putt for an eagle on 15 during first round play of the Masters Thursday April 6, 1990 at the Augusta National Golf Club. Mike Donald lead the round with an 8 under par 64.

UCF's Eason wins South Beach International


UCF's Eason wins South Beach International

UCF standout Greg Eason fired a final-round, 2-under 69 to capture the South Beach International Amateur title on Sunday, outpacing Bailey Patrick by two strokes at Miami Beach Golf Club.

Eason has enjoyed a solid ending to his 2013, picking up a pair of second-place individual finishes for the Knights (Adams Cup, Northern Intercollegiate) in the fall after he was T-8 at the NCAA Championships in June. He was a PING First-Team All-American after his junior season, while also winning an NCAA Regional — the first UCF player to do that in its history.

North Carolina’s Patrick saved his best for last with a 3-under 68 on Sunday, leaving him in solo second at 3 under for the tournament.

Virginia Tech’s Bryce Chalkey and New Mexico’s Victor Perez finished T-3, while Rich Lamb, Eli Cole, Grayson Murray and 17-year-old Kristian Caparros were in a group at T-5 at 1 over for the tournament.

The tournament hosted 204 players from 24 countries.


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