Adam Hofmann, an 18-year-old Pittsburgh resident, overcame a quadruple bogey on the front nine yesterday to shoot a 73 and win the 94th Pennsylvania Amateur Championship.
"This is a dream come true for me," said Hofmann, from Fox Chapel Golf Club, who will be a freshman in the fall at Vanderbilt University.
Hofmann was a co-leader after two rounds of the 54-hole, medal-play championship. But his hopes appeared to be fading when he carded an 8 on the sixth hole at the Longue Vue Club in Verona, Allegheny County. When he played the final three holes in 1 under par, Hofmann was able to win by a shot over Nathan Smith of Pinecrest Country Club in Brookville, Jefferson County. Hofmann finished the tournament at 2-under 208.