Amateur roundup: Whitney keeps outdoing himself
The 2013 season just keeps getting better for Cy Whitney.
The year started with a trio of wins in the Southeast and on the West Coast. He showed that he can win in the Northeast with a commanding victory Sept. 7 at the Senior Porter Cup at Niagara Falls Country Club.
After an opening-round 73, Whitney fired a 69 in Round 2. He entered the final round with a two-shot lead over Robert Parmar and closed with a sound 71 to win by an impressive seven shots.
Larry Nunez joined Paul Schlachter and Parmar in a tie for second place. Nunez shot 71 in the final round to creep into the runner-up position.
Bill Zylstra tied for fifth along with Frank Broderick and Larry Cooper. They were 10 back of the low mark set by Whitney.
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KING WINS AUSTIN’S BLUEBONNET CUP: Kody King continued his strong play by posting rounds of 67-72-71 for a 210 total that left him with a two-shot victory at the Bluebonnet Cup at Bluebonnet Hill Golf Course.
Held by Austin Amateur Golf, the Bluebonnet Cup is a 54-hole individual stroke play tournament that annually draws a strong field from Central Texas.
King’s 67 in Round 1 gave him a share of the lead with Steve Paterson. His weekend rounds kept him ahead of a surging group of contenders.
Mike Allen took second place, firing a final-round 68 to upend Eric Garza (third, 213) and Jerry Thorn (fourth, 214).
Paterson and Chris Shive tied for fifth place, five back of King.
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MCCORMACK WINS BERGEN (NJ) COUNTY AMATEUR: Ryan McCormick fired rounds of 67-72--139 to win by four shots at the 16th annual Bergen County Amateur at Rockleigh Golf Course.
McCormick shared the lead with Dylan Newman after Round 1 but held on throughout the final round.
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BAXTER RALLIES FOR SAN ANTONIO MID-AM WIN: Alan Baxter shot a final-round 69 to climb to the top of the leaderboard at the sixth annual Greater San Antonio Mid-Amateur.
At Olympia Hills, Baxter took the title by one shot over first- round leader Joe Stephenson. Stephenson shot 72 on Sunday to take the runner-up spot.