Snedeker Wins 2003 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship 7/19/03

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Vanderbilt's Brandt Snedeker used a dominating performance Saturday to defeat Dayton Rose, 10 and 9, and win the 2003 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship. The U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship was played at Blue Heron Pines' East Course (par 71, 7,127 yards) in Galloway Township, N.J.

Snedeker, the No. 2 seed, won the first hole and then never trailed in the 36-hole final match as he went on to the 10 and 9 victory over No. 9 seed Rose (Stillwater, Okla.).

Rose, who will be a junior at Oklahoma State, was actually able to keep the match close through the better part of the first 18 holes. Snedeker's lead had ballooned to 3-up after nine holes, but Rose picked up two holes and trailed by only one after hole No. 12

After Snedeker regained a 2-up advantage on the 13th hole and then maintained that lead through the 15th, he began the run that would ultimately win him the Championship.

Beginning on the 16th hole, the Nashville native birdied six of the final 12 holes that were played and won eight holes, including the final four. The match was halted on the 27th green with Snedeker victorious, 10 and 9.

As the winner of the 2003 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship, Snedeker receives custody of the James D. Standish Jr. Cup for the ensuing year and, historically, an invitation to play in the next Masters Tournament, if still an amateur.

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