Recent Villanova graduate Brian Colbert rode a fast start and a hot putter to victory at the Golf Association of Philadelphia's 112th Amateur Championship on Saturday at Huntingdon Valley Country Club.
Colbert, a 22-year-old member at White Manor, defeated Philadelphia Publinks member Greg Jarmas, 6 and 4, in the 36-hole final and claimed the prestigious J. Wood Platt trophy.
Colbert never was threatened after winning the first three holes, building a 6-up lead after 12 holes, and he took that margin to the final 18 holes and again to the final nine. The match ended on the 14th hole of the second 18, making Colbert the first White Manor member to win the title.