Mieczkowski Wins World Am Final in Myrtle Beach


Robert Mieczkowski of Laurence Harbor, N.J., shot a gross 76, good for a net 65, at TPC Myrtle Beach during Friday's World Championship playoff to win the 29th annual Golf.com World Amateur Handicap Championship. Mieczkowski bested a field of 74 other flight winners

Major League Baseball legend Roger Clemens, who won his flight, shot a gross 79, good for a net 71 and a share of ninth place. "I think it's good competitive golf," Clemens said of the tournament after his round. "With everyone's handicap in play, it makes if fair for everybody. What did we have, close to 3,100 participants? A great turnout."

Frank Payne of Aynor, S.C., shot a gross 78, net 66 to finish second to Mieckowski. For all the results, visit http://usa.vpar.com/live/world-am/r1/3.

After battling rain early in the week, TPC Myrtle Beach was blessed with sunny skies. The course, which hosted the 2000 Senior Tour Championship, is the Myrtle Beach area's only five-star layout and has hosted the World Championship Playoff three years in a row.

Vernon Denham and Jerry Edwards of Louisville, Ky., shot a team total of 147 to win the International Pairs event and a trip to Europe next year.

The World Championship Playoff is the annual culmination of the Golf.com World Am, a 72-hole net, stroke-play event. This year, 3,100 players from 49 states and 25 countries competed in the event.

Hosted by Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday, the GOLF.com World Amateur Handicap Championship is a 72-hole, net stroke play tournament. Players are arranged into flights according to their handicap and at the conclusion of the four rounds, all flight winners advanced to the 18-hole world championship playoff.

The 30th annual GOLF.com World Amateur Handicap Championship will be held August 26-30, 2013.

For more information about Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday, visit www.GolfHoliday.com.


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