BROWNS SUMMIT, NC – Nathan Stamey, a rising junior on the UNC Greensboro men’s golf team, shot a final round 1-under-par 71 to win the 13th annual J.M. Bryan Amateur tournament Sunday at the Bryan Park Champions Course in Browns Summit.
Stamey, who hails from Canton, NC, led the three-round tournament from wire to wire, finishing at 8-under 208 to beat runner-up Nathan Smith by four shots. Smith, who shared the first-round lead with Stamey, closed with a 2-under 70.
Stamey was one of only three golfers in the 55-player field to finish under par.
All seven of UNCG’s returning golfers competing in the Bryan Amateur. David Heyen tied for seventh with a three-day total of 219 (73-74-72), while Bradley Leeper posted a 221 (69-75-77) to tie for ninth place.
Ryan Heisey finished in a tie for 13th with a 223 (72-72-79), while J.D. Bass (80-73-73) and Kyle Stockton (74-76-76) tied for 16th with a three-round score of 226. Nick Baker rounded out the Spartan effort with a 229 (75-73-81) to tie for 20th place.
Stamey, a second team All-Southern Conference member this past season, posted a team-low 73.87 stroke average during the 2005-06 season for the Spartans. He finished fourth at the 2006 SoCon Championships after firing rounds of 73-71-73 to record his second career Top 5 finish. Stamey’s fourth place finish was the highest by a UNCG golfer at the conference championship since 2003.
For the season, Stamey recorded three Top 10 finishes in the 11 tournaments in which he has played.
1. Nathan Stamey 67-70-71 208
t7. David Heyen 73-74-72 219
t9. Bradley Leeper 69-75-77 221
t13. Ryan Heisey 72-72-79 223
t16. JD Bass 80-73-73 226
t16. Kyle Stockton 74-76-76 226
t20. Nick Baker 75-73-81 229
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