PORTSMOUTH, Va. – UNCG men’s golfer Nick Lyerly won the Eastern Amateur on Sunday with a 16-under-par 264 (63-65-67-69) at the par-70 Elizabeth Manor Golf & Country Club. Lyerly won by five strokes over second-place finishers Alston Newsom (70-64-67-68) of VCU and Tripp Summerlin (68-65-66-70) of Appalachian State.
Lyerly entered the final round with a four-stroke lead and shot a 1-under 69. He opened the day with birdies on holes two and three and had two more birdies in the round. His 7-under 63 in the first day tied for the best round of the 160-golfer field, and he remained atop the leaderboard the rest of the way. He didn’t record any bogeys or worse on any holes in the first three rounds. He collected seven birdies on Thursday, five in the second round and three the next day.
Lyerly is the third Spartan to win an amateur tournament over the summer. Brice Hendrix claimed the Palmetto Amateur on June 9, and Jonathan Brightwell took home the Rice Planters Amateur on June 23.