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Hopkins Wins Palmetto Amateur

Hopkins Wins Palmetto Amateur

Aug. 13, 2007

Clemson, SC – One week after winning the South Carolina Amateur, Luke Hopkins shot a final-round 65 Sunday to add the Palmetto Amateur to his trophy case.

Hopkins, a redshirt sophomore at Clemson, finished at 5-under 275 at Midland Valley Country Club in Graniteville, S.C. Hopkins started the final day five shots behind South Carolina junior Allen Koon, but shot Sunday’s low round by three strokes. Koon, who opened the tournament 63-69, shot his second consecutive 73 Sunday to finish second at 2-under 278.

Hopkins won the South Carolina Amateur by seven shots the previous weekend.

Final scores with relation to par from the Palmetto Amateur, played Aug. 9-12 at the par-70, 6,820-yard Midland Valley Country Club in Graniteville, S.C.: 1. Luke Hopkins 69-68-73-65–275 (-5) 2. Allen Koon 63-69-73-73–278 (-2) 3. Jarrod Barsamian 66-73-72-69–280 (E) 4. Josh Gallman 71-71-71-70–283 (+3) 4. Tarik Can 72-72-69-70–283 (+3) 4. Carter Newman 72-70-70-71–283 (+3) 4. Pat Thompson 70-70-72-71–283 (+3) 8. Eric Onesi 70-73-71-70–284 (+4) 8. Patrick Rada 73-71-70-70–284 (+4) 8. Michael Lawrence 68-73-68-75–284 (+4)

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