KIAWAH ISLAND — Coastal Carolina junior Andrew Dorn, of West Chester, Ohio, won the 2013 Ohio Amateur Championship Friday at Canton’s par 71 Brookside Country Club. The win came one week after winning the prestigious North & South Amateur.
Dorn carded a 2-over 73 on the final day, but birdied the final two holes in the final round to claim a two-stroke victory. He carded rounds of 66-69-73 for a 54-hole total of 5-under par 208. Daniel Belden (70-69-71) and Corey Richmond (63-71-76) tied for second, each shooting 210.
Dorn’s win at the North & South Amateur holds good company, with high profile names such as Arnold Palmer, John Cook, Ben Curtis and Frank Stranahan having also won the tournament.
Shooting 16 birdies over three rounds, Dorn also shot five bogeys over a 10-hole span in the final round before a birdie on the 140-yard, par 3 14th. Despite a bogey on 15, Dorn responded with birdies on holes 17 and 18, both par 5’s, to secure the two-stroke win.
Dorn recorded just one bogey in the first round, adding six birdies, for his 5-under round of 66 to tie for second. In round two, he had four birdies and two bogeys for a 2-under round of 69.
Carolina’s Amateur Championship
The 2013 Carolinas Amateur Championship second round was shortened by rain. The morning wave was able to complete most of their scheduled 18 holes before play was suspended at 12:55pm due to severe weather. After a three-hour rain delay due to local thunder and lightning, play resumed at 3:55 p.m. The morning wave completed their rounds and the afternoon players played until suspended by darkness at 8:35pm. The second round will be completed Saturday morning beginning at 8:00 am.
Round 3 is scheduled to begin at noon on Saturday, July 13 off both the front and back tees.