Seger, Mills Advance at North-South Amateur
July 3, 2014
PINEHURST, N.C. - Indiana rising sophomore Will Seger and David Mills, who completed his eligibility at Indiana this past May, both finished in the top 16 of the 114th North & South Amateur Championship at Pinehurst No. 8 Golf Course in Pinehurst, N.C.
My finishing in the top 16, they advance to the match play portion of the tournament to decide the winner.
Seger, who opened the tournament by shooting a 6-under par 65 on Tuesday to take a three stroke lead, followed with a 76 on Wednesday before rallying for a 1-under par 70 on Thursday to finish second in the stroke play portion.
Mills birdied his final hole on Thursday to get into a 6-way tie for 11th place and advance to the match play part of the tournament. His final round 70 was his best of the tournament after opening with rounds of 72 and 73.
Seger will play Nick Pandelena from Atkinson, N.H. in the round of 16 on Friday while Mills will take on Chris Hemmerich from Kitchener, Canada.
The Men's North & South Amateur Championship is the longest consecutive-running amateur golf championship in the United States. Over the past century, the best in the golf world have vied for its coveted Putter Boy trophy. The winners now serve as legends in the game - Walter Travis, Francis-Ouimet, Billy Joe Patton, Jack Nicklaus, Curtis Strange, among other, and continues to draw the best in amateur golf circles.
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