July 10, 2012
Williamson, a recent Dartmouth graduate, defeated Clemson golfer
Thomas Bradshaw, 4 and 3, to win the North & South Amateur Championship
conducted on Pinehurst No. 2 in Pinehurst, N.C. Bogey-free for 15 holes,
Williamson birdied No. 13 to go 4-up. He secured the title when he halved No.
15 with a short putt for par.
In his first year at Dartmouth, Williamson was named Ivy
League Rookie and Player of the year, as well as a member of the PING
All-Region team. He went on to earn 20 top-10 finishes including three individual
wins. His collegiate career was highlighted by a victory at the Ivy League
Championship, where he became the seventh golfer to win multiple individual Ivy
The New Hampshire-native competed in two AJGA events, in
addition to an impressive high school career where he led the Hanover High
School golf team to four consecutive state championships. Williamson also
claimed the individual state title in his senior year.
Penner, a rising-senior at UNLV, prevailed in a three-way
playoff to win the Sahalee Players Championship at Sahalee Country Club in
Sammamish, Wash. Penner birdied the first playoff hole to capture the title
over recent Washington graduate and AJGA alumnus Chris Williams, and Ben Geyer, a senior at St. Mary’s.
A member of the Rebels golf team, Penner has recorded
nine top-20 finishes. He earned honoroable mention All-America honors following
his junior season, and won the individual title at the Wyoming Desert
As an AJGA player, he
finished top 15 in three events, including a T9 finish at the 2007 Bass Pro
Shops/Payne Stewart Junior Championship. Penner graduated in 2009 from Eastlake
High School in Sammamish, Wash., where he was the 4A state high school champion
in 2007 and 2009.