Hickman captures Eastern Amateur in record fashion
Chris Hickman won the 2014 Amateur Championship on Sunday. (photo courtesy of Amateur Championship Facebook page)
Chris Hickman won the 2014 Amateur Championship on Sunday. (photo courtesy of Amateur Championship Facebook page)

Monday, July 14, 2014

ETSU rising junior sets championship record at 22-under-par 258 

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (June 14, 2014) – ETSU men’s golfer Chris Hickman (Centreville, Md.) captured his second tournament championship of the summer and this time the Buccaneer rising junior did so in record fashion.

After winning the Delaware State Golf Association Amateur Championship back on June 26, Hickman ran away with the 58th annual Eastern Amateur Championship, which concluded Sunday at the Elizabeth Manor Golf & Country Club. Hickman set a tournament record with a 22-under-par 258 (61-64-65-68) and won by eight strokes over Riley Davenport – another rising junior from UNC Charlotte. The previous record was held by Jude Eustaquio’s four-round score of 20-under 260, set in 2008.  

Overall, Hickman broke new 18, 36, 54, and 72-hole scoring records, beginning with his impressive 9-under 61 in the opening round. The 61 was also a personal best for Hickman and it was one off from the course record. From there, the Centreville, Md. native fired a 64 in round two, 65 in round three and wrapped things up with a 2-under 68 in Sunday’s final round.

Hickman – who led wire-to-wire – totaled 10 of his 26 birdies on the weekend in the opening round, while only carding four bogeys in the 72-holes of competition, including a bogey-free third round.  

On Sunday, Hickman hit 15 greens, and sank a 40-foot downhill putt on No. 15 and a 12-foot birdie on No. 17 to finish with the 68.

Sixteen states and six foreign countries represented the 166-player field at the 58th Eastern Amateur. The Eastern Amateur is one of the summer's most historic events and boasts an impressive list of past winners, including Curtis Strange, Ben Crenshaw, Vinny Giles and Lanny Wadkins. 

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