PINEHURST, N.C. - Two days after claiming the top spot in stroke play, Peter Williamson became the 2012 Men's North & South Amateur Champion with two match play victories on Saturday.
The No. 1 seed in the field of 16, the former Dartmouth standout and three-time Ivy League champion knocked off the fourth and sixth seeds to claim the title at the 112th annual event.
Williamson started his Saturday with a win over fourth-seeded Matt Ewald, 2 and 1, in the semifinals. Down by as many as two holes on the front nine, he battled back to regain the advantage on the 11th, something he would not relinquish the rest of the round.
In the final against Thomas Bradshaw, the Hanover native used three-straight birdies on holes two through four to take an early lead. Though Bradshaw would hang around for a while, Williamson shot par the rest of the way to give him the four-hole advantage with three to play to secure the victory.
Both victories on Saturday came on Pinehurst No. 2, a 6,093-yard course twice used to host the U.S. Open (1999 and 2005).
The North & South is the longest consecutive-running amateur golf championship in the United States today, now in its 112th year.