Snedeker Wins 2003 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship
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,
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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