Chung and Kim Finish Strong at 51st Annual Porter Cup
July 26, 2009
Chung and Kim both finished four under for the 54-hole, rain-shortened event with a score of 206. Chung, who won the prestigious North & South Men's Amateur Championship earlier this month, carded scores of 68, 70 and 68, while Kim's consistent play helped him to rounds of 69, 69 and 68.
After finishing in a three-way tie for first play with a 54-hole total of 204, Brendan Gielow, a senior at Wake Forest, won the event on the third playoff hole when he chipped in from just off the 18th green.
Recognized as one of the top amateur tournaments in the world, the Porter Cup was first staged in 1959. It was originally known as the International Invitation at Niagara Falls Country Club and consisted largely of businessmen and college students from Western New York and Southern Ontario. Past champions include Ben Crenshaw, Scott Simpson, Jay Sigel, Phil Mickelson and David Duval, to name a few.