Golf's Carroll Ties Course Record With 64 at Illinois Amateur
Aug. 17, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC -- George Washington's Brian Carroll continued his red-hot summer by tying the course record with a final-round 64 in the Illinois Amateur golf tournament at the par-71, 7,090-yard Stone Creek Golf Club in Urbana, IL, Aug. 12. The rising junior from Crystal Lake, IL, shot 75-74-73-64 to finish tied for 5th among 41 golfers.
"I hit it straight all day and putted well the second round," Carroll said. "The putter was a huge difference."
The 64 tied the course record shared by Mike Small and Luke Donald both of whom played in last weekend's PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.
Conducted by the Chicago District Golf Association (CDGA), the Illinois State Am is the state's most prestigious amateur event. The championship consists of two days of stroke play for the field of 132 golfers, with the low 30 scores and ties and any golfer within 10 strokes of the leader advancing to the final 36 holes on August 12.
The Chicago District Golf Association (CDGA) is a non-profit association of member clubs and individual golfers in Illinois and parts of Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan.
Carroll and former GW golf and basketball alumnus Pat Tallent (`76) have both qualified for the 2004 U.S. Amateur Championship, which will be held at the famed Winged Foot Country Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y., from Aug. 16-22.