Hurley Wins the 91st VSGA Amateur Championship

ROANOKE, Va. - Former Naval Academy standout Billy Hurley (Leesburg, Va.) produced a 4 and 2 victory over Ryan Stinnett to win the 91st Virginia State Golf Association (VSGA) Amateur Championship Saturday afternoon at the Roanoke Country Club.

With the win, he became the first medalist to claim the title since 1970 when Lanny Wadkins produced a 6 and 5 triumph over his brother, Bobby.

Hurley was 1-under after the opening-nine holes and after Stinnett bogeyed the 11th, Hurley owned a match-high 4 up lead. Stinnett then rallied to win five of the final-seven holes on the inward nine. Hurley bogeyed No. 12 and then both players shot par on the 13th.

It was at that point in which Stinnett proceeded to win four-straight holes (Nos. 14-17) to move to 1 up at the afternoon break.

Stinnett held the lead through the 26th hole and on the 27th, Hurley was able to capitalize on an errant tee shot by Stinnett and pulled even.

Hurley went 1 up after Stinnett's tee shot veered to the left and found the water on the 28th. Despite being down two by the 31st hole, Stinnett fought back to within one with a birdie, but it would be the closest he would get to Hurley.

After a week off from the links, Hurley will compte in the Maryland State Pro-Scratch on July 12, before heading to South Carolina for the Player's Amateur July 13-18. Top Stories