Bozzelli wins Eastern Amateur by four

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Dominic Bozzelli fired a final-round 6-under 64 at Elizabeth Manor Golf & Country Club to claim a four-shot win at the Eastern Amateur Championship.

Bozzelli, a soon-to-be freshman at Auburn, finished at 15-under 265 to top Wake Forest’s Evan Beck and Texas A&M’s Case Cochran (269). Cochran is the No. 22-ranked player in the Golfweek/Sagarin college rankings.

Bozzelli and Beck entered the final round neck-and-neck, but Beck’s final round 68 only left him in Bozzelli’s wake.

Bozzelli turned in four rounds of 68 or better at the Portsmouth, Va., tournament, shooting 66-68-67 in the first three rounds. Beck (68-67-66-68) was the only other player to shoot four sub-70 rounds.

Aaron Stewart, a rising junior at SMU and son of former PGA Tour star Payne Stewart, finished T-16 at 7-over 277. readers: We value your input and welcome your comments, but please be respectful in this forum.