Memorial Amateur Championship
Ancil Hoffman GC
May 25-27, 2013
CARMICHAEL – Josh Stone did something else nobody else could over three days at Ancil Hoffman GC. The 23-year-old from Stockton fired three straight rounds in 60s to win the Memorial Amateur Championship by five shots. After opening with a three-under par 67 putting him in a tie for second place, Stone seized the lead on the second day with a four-under 66 and then finished things off with a final round of three-under 67. His 54-hole score of 200, 10-under par was five shots better than his nearest competition.
Finishing alone in second place at 205, five-under par was San Francisco’s Matt Cohn. The 32-year-old also opened with a 67, but couldn’t match or better his play from there posting rounds of 68 and 70. Taylor Knoll finished in third place at two-under par 208, a fortunate place to be after his first round struggles. Opening with a 73, three-over par, Knoll played the best golf over the final 36 holes with the exception to Stone, firing rounds of 68 and 67. Matt Hansen, a junior at UC-Davis finished alone in fourth with a score of 210, even-par. The 21-year-old was in contention going into the final round after rounds of 69 and 68, but a final round 73 gave him no chance at a the title.
Tied for fifth place at 211, one-over par were Jordan Swanson and J.T. Taylor. In a four-way tie for seventh at 212, two-over par were Cameron Champ, Alex Gibbs, Ryan Han and Brian Knoll. Earning top-15 finishes in a five-way tie for 11th with scores of 213, three-over par were Paul McNamara, Austin Roberts, Joel Slak, Tyler Raber and Brent Holmes.