Grubnich Wins Indiana Amateur Championship
June 13, 2014
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. - Rising senior Nicholas Grubnich (Crown Point, Ind.) posted a final round score of 72 to win the 114th Indiana Amateur Championship by three shots at Purgatory Golf Club in Noblesville on Friday. He finished the tournament at 8-under par (280) with scores of 69, 69, 70 and 72.
"The first 36 holes, I was hitting a lot of fairways and greens and was able to get a couple putts to drop," Grubnich said. "But the last 36 holes, I had to use my short game to save me a couple times and keep the positive momentum all the way through to the end."
David Mills, who graduated from Indiana in May, finished second with a total score of 283 (-5). Rising sophomores Will Seger (9th), Keegan Vea (T18) and Andrew Havill (T18) made it five players from IU in the top 20. Andrew Fogg was the sixth Hoosier to make the cut and finished 38th overall.
Grubnich, who finished tied for seventh at the 2014 Big Ten Championships in early May, led wire-to-wire at the Indiana Amateur, holding a three shot lead entering the final round.
"It means a lot to win a prestigious tournament like this and see my name up there with some of the other great golfers that have come from the state of Indiana," Grubnich said. "When I look back on this a few years down the road, it will be something that I am proud of."
The last IU golfer to win the Indiana Amateur Championship was Jeff Overton in 2003 and 2004.
The Indiana Amateur is the longest running and most prestigious amateur golf event in the state of Indiana. First held in 1900, the event has crowned the top amateur player in the state for more than 100 years.
Complete leaderboard for the 2014 Indiana Amateur Championship can be found the Indiana Golf Association website.
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