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Morgan Egloff Wins Maryland Amateur

Morgan Egloff (photo courtesy Maryland State Golf Association)
Morgan Egloff (photo courtesy Maryland State Golf Association)

BALTIMORE, Md. (June 12, 2018) – Rising junior Morgan Egloff started his summer by winning the Maryland State Amateur Championship over the weekend. 

Playing out of his home Chevy Chase Club, the 11th-seeded Egloff defeated fifth-seed Joey Rice 5&3 in the 36-hole match-play championship round to win the title at Baltimore Country Club. He was five-up after the first 18 holes, finishing the first round three-under. He held the lead into the final trip around the course and was up by as many as six in the round. Egloff clinched the title with a birdie on the par-four 15th

Egloff shot an even-par 70 in the stroke play qualifying round. He won the first round of match play 2&1, took the second round 2-up and advanced to the semifinal with a 4&3 victory. He matched up with the second seed in the semifinals, only dropping one hole on his way to a dominating 5&4 win, setting up the championship match-up. 

In his first year with the Tars, Egloff played in all nine events, posting a pair of top-10 finishes and one top-five. He posted 11 rounds of par or better, including a low score of 68, and was second on the team with a 72.72 stroke average.