Dorn Wins North & South Amateur

Andrew Dorn, the 16th seed in match play, held off a furious charge by Zachary Bauchou to clip the teen phenom, 1 up, and claim the North & South Amateur Championship on Pinehurst No. 2, the host of the 2014 U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open. A rising junior at Coastal Carolina, Dorn controlled much of the match against Bauchou, a 17-year-old Virginian. After Dorn made a slick six-foot par putt on the par-3 15th to preserve a 3-up lead, the match appeared all but over when Bauchou’s approach on the 511-yard, par-4 16th sailed left of the green. But instead of rolling into the greenside bunker, the ball came to rest against a rake in the fringe. After a ruling, Bauchou made the 20-foot putt, pumping his fist and extending the match. Then with the pin tucked in the perilous right corner of the 17th green, Bauchou stuck his tee shot to seven feet, making that putt – punctuated by another fist pump – to push the match to No. 18. A flustered Dorn then hooked his drive left of the cart path while Bauchou crushed his tee shot down the right side of the fairway. Dorn punched out and through the fairway into the brush lining the right side, but Bauchou’s approach sailed long and left. Dorn failed to get his pitch up and down for par, but Bauchou’s putt from off the left side of the green rolled well past the cup. He missed the par putt, finally ceding the championship to Dorn.


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