Barron's total of 9-under-par was four strokes better than Alex Ross of Atlanta's 5-under-par , who earned runner-up honors. The year-old began the final round with a three-stroke advantage and ended the day with a four-stroke victory. He made 12 birdies over the first three rounds 54 holes. On Sunday, he had a steady 2-under-par 68 bogey-free outing to hold all others back. Grant Sutliff of Cumming finished third at 4-under-par Two players, Jack Hall of Savannah and David Denham of Athens , tied for fourth at 3-under-par
Amateur, is the leading annual golf tournament in the United States for amateur golfers. It is organized by the United States Golf Association and is currently held each August over a 7-day period. In there were two tournaments called the "National Amateur Championship". This state of affairs prompted Charles B. Macdonald of the Chicago Golf Club to call for the creation of a national governing body to authorize an official national championship, and the Amateur Golf Association of the United States, which was soon to be renamed the United States Golf Association , was formed on December 22 of that year. In it organized both the first U.