Van Sickle runner-up in Southern Amateur

Posted July 24, 2008 - Western Pennsylvania Golf Association - Contact

Mike VanSickle, Wexford, the 2007-2008 Frank Fuhrer, III, Collegiate Player of the Year, shot 69-69-69-67 - 274, in the Southern Amateur, July 16-19. He tied for first place with Kyle Stanley, Gig Harbor, WA, and lost the playoff. Stanley holed a 45-foot birdie put on the first extra hole to beat VanSickle and Judson Eustaquio, Lake Worth, FL.

The only golfer with all his rounds under 70, VanSickle holed a 20-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole to reach the playoff. The Southern Amateur is regarded as one of the top ten amateur competitions in the country.