2007: Florida Southern’s Evelyn prevails
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (Oct. 21, 2007)– Danny Evelyn, a 19-year-old Florida Southern student, began the St. Augustine Amateur with back-to-back 67’s, then survived a late charge by Patrick Reed to take the wire-to-wire victory in the fourth annual event.
The tournament came down to the final hole at St. John’s Golf Club, a tight par-4 in which both golfers elected to hit driver off the tee. The tactic was successful for Evelyn, who made birdie, but disastrous for Reed, a high school senior from Baton Rouge, who made double bogey and ended up two strokes from the lead.
Evelyn finished at 5-under-par 205 at St. John’s Golf Club, two strokes better than Reed who closed with the tournament’s best round, 4-under 66.