LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Former Darmouth player Peter Williamson rolled in a 25-foot birdie putt on the third playoff hole to beat Alabama’s Bobby Wyatt on Saturday and claim the 106th Southern Amateur championship at Chenal Country Club.
Keith Mitchell, the Chattanoogan and University of Georgia All-American who led after each of the first two rounds, finished in a tie for 15th after a final-round 73. His hopes of winning were dashed by a third-round 80.
UTC senior Steven Fox shot 76 and finished tied for 60th. His up-and-down week included rounds of 80-69-73.
Williamson, a three-time Ivy League champion and player of the year, has had a great summer, also having won the North & South Amateur in Pinehurst, N.C. Wyatt, too, has played well in the summer; the first-team All-SEC player recently won the Sunnehanna Amateur and has logged three other top-five finishes (fifth at the Northeast Amateur, fourth at the Dogwood, second at the Players Amateur).
Williamson and Wyatt were tied after regulation at 12-under-par 276, a shot ahead of Florida State’s Daniel Berger. The both parred the first two playoff holes, setting the stage for Williamson’s winning birdie putt.