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OTH: Chaddock Claims Men's Amateur Title

OTH: Chaddock Claims Men's Amateur Title

By Chuck Pollock, Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — It never happened in the 82-year history of the Southwestern New York-Northwestern Pennsylvania Men's Amateur Golf Tournament … until Sunday afternoon at Bartlett Country Club.

Zach Chaddock, who won the 80th renewal two years ago at age 18, one of the youngest champions in tournament history, doubled down yesterday, becoming the first player ever to claim two Men's Amateur titles by age 20.

Oh, it wasn't artistic golf, on a broiling afternoon, the Championship Flight's 36-hole final went to distance, Chaddock, a junior-to-be on the St. Bonaventure golf team, outlasted Marcus Aiello, 1-up.