NEWBERRY, S.C. - Members of the Newberry College men's golf team have had continued success in amateur events across the Palmetto State this summer. Most recently, Colby Hyduke and Billy Burrows finished in second at the Lefty-Righty Championship after a playoff, while Hyduke also played well at a qualifier event for the Southern Amateur.
Burrows, a rising junior from Bluffton, S.C., and Hyduke, a rising junior from Bennettsville, S.C., fell in a sudden death playoff after tying for first place at the 37th Lefty-Righty Championship at Merion Golf Course in Santee, S.C. last weekend.
The pair shot 70-66=136 in the Championship, while the round of 66 was the lowest score in the event. Hyduke drained a 35-foot eagle putt on the final hole to send the duo into a playoff. However, the two Indians fell in the playoff to Columbia's Robert Dargan and Brad Krapfel.
The 36th Lefthander's Championship was held at the same time, with Hyduke tying for fourth place as he shot 77-73=150. Dargan won the event with a 74-73=147.
On June 18, Hyduke played in a qualifier for the Southern Amateur, which attracts some of the top amateurs in the nation. Hyduke shot a 71 in the event, which placed him in a playoff situation. However, he fell in sudden death, as his counterpart sank a 40-foot birdie putt to advance.
Hyduke was joined by two Newberry signees at the event. Ben Lown of North Augusta, S.C., shot 74, while Chris Weidner of Columbia, S.C., recorded a 75.
"The Newberry College menís golf program is very proud of the way that Colby and Billy represented us at the Lefty-Righty Championship," said head coach Brian McCants. "I want to congratulate them on their great performance. Billy and Colby will be counted on heavily to provide leadership and experience to our freshmen, so seeing them compete so well sets a great example. We are also very proud of the way that incoming players Ben Lown and Chris Weidner competed at the Southern Amateur qualifier in Myrtle Beach last Monday."