CLEMSON, SC – Clemson rising junior Thomas Bradshaw defeated David Erdy of Boonville, IN on Saturday morning to advance to the championship match of the North-South Amateur at Pinehurst, NC. Bradshaw is attempting to become just the second Clemson golfer to win the North-South Amateur. Phillip Mollica won the event contested at Pinehurst #2 in 2007.
Bradshaw will play Peter Williamson of Hanover, NH, a 2012 graduate of Dartmouth, in the championship later this afternoon.
Bradshaw and Erdy, a former player at the University of Indiana, halved each of the first five holes on Saturday morning. Bradshaw then won the sixth hole with a par and the seventh hole with a birdie, the first birdie of the day for either golfer.
Erdy won his first hole of the day on number-eight when Bradshaw made a bogey. Bradshaw was still one-up through 10.
The Clemson starter who is a native of Columbia, SC won the 11th to go two up when Erdy made a double bogey. But Erdy came back with a birdie to win the 12th hole, so it was still a one-up lead for Bradshaw with six to play.
Bradshaw then won the 13th, 14th and 16th holes to clinch the match 4 and 2. He actually won the 16th hole with a bogey. Bradshaw had just two birdies for the 16 holes, but made just three bogeys on the difficult Pinehurst #2 course that has been the site of two US Opens in recent years.
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