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Men's Golf Alumnus Faber Jamerson Second at PGA Professional National Championship
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:06/30/2011
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HERSHEY, Pa., June 30, 2011 - Former James Madison University men's golf standout Faber Jamerson ('99) finished second following a two-hole playoff at the 44th PGA Professional National Championship completed Wednesday afternoon at Hershey Country Club.  His performance earned him a spot in August's 2011 PGA Championship as well as on the U.S. Team for September's PGA Cup.

Jamerson, who played for four NCAA East Regional teams at JMU, nearly curled a 35-foot birdie putt at 18 to win in regulation.  He had a 25-footer in the playoff for a second chance at victory that fell short of the hole.

He did sink his short-range putt to close the final round of regulation play and set up a three-way playoff with David Hutsell and Scott Erdmann as each gentleman carded an 11-under 274 over four rounds. 

Erdmann, the leader going into the final round, bogeyed the first playoff hole while Jamerson and Hutsell found par to advance to a second playoff tee.  It took six shots for Jamerson to find the cup on the par-4 No. 17, while Hutsell closed out a day in which he started in sixth place with a birdie for a three-stroke triumph.

Jamerson, the PGA general manager for Falling River Country Club in his hometown of Appomattox, Va., played his first PPNC.  He carded rounds of 68, 67, 69, and 70, and as a finisher among the top eight in the field of 312 competitors makes the 10-member U.S. Team for the PGA Cup - the Ryder Cup for club professionals.  The Americans will face Great Britain and Ireland Sept. 16-18 at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif.  By finishing in the top 20, Jamerson will play in the 93rd PGA Championship, Aug. 11-14 at Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga.

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