Chung now the top dog in amateur golf
Sunday, August 8, 2010
It has taken some time, but finally someone has made themselves “the man” to beat this summer.
Chung completed a golf gauntlet at Skokie Country Club. First, he had to play three rounds of stroke play and finish in the top 16. Then he had to survive four rounds of match play. That’s seven rounds of golf in less than a week!
What makes Chung the man to beat this summer is his track record. The Porter Cup is one of the most elite fields of the summer, and the Western is thought to be the toughest amateur tournament period. He also finished seventh at the Players Amateur and was a semifinalist at the North & South Amateur.
Chung is on a great run as we get closer to the U.S. Amateur Championship. The amateur golf world has been waiting for some dominanant play and Chung has stepped up to the tee.
Peter Uihlein, Kevin Tway, Bobby Hudson, Kyle Peterman, Carter Newman, Joseph Bramlett, Andrew Yun and Andrew Putnam have won amateur events this summer. But none have won more than once.
Chung has always been a good player, but after his results this summer he has stepped into an elite category.
The U.S. Amateur is always a crapshoot, but Chung has made himself the one to beat.
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