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Perry Cohen advanced to the third round of The British Am after finishing tied-23rd in stroke play.
Perry Cohen advanced to the third round of The British Am after finishing tied-23rd in stroke play.
GOLF | Cohen Shines at British Am Championships
Release: Friday 06/22/2017 
by SMC Athletics

ROYAL ST. GEORGE'S, England. — After another solid season which saw a third straight West Coast Conference First Team honor and NCAA Regional appearance, Perry Cohen continues to shine, this time on the global stage at The Amateur Championship hosted by the iconic Royal St. George's Golf Club.

One of the two most prestigious amateur championships in the world, with the other being the U.S. Amateur Championship, the British Am opens with 288 players playing two rounds of stroke play. The top-64 players make the cut and continue to a single elimination, 18 hole, match play format.

Cohen delivered two solid rounds in stroke play (68-71) to finish tied-23rd and most importantly, advance to the match play portion.

The junior displayed great golf during his first match play contest, as he faced the No. 48-ranked world amateur, Travis Smyth. The two players went toe-to-toe, but Cohen ultimately prevailed with a clutch performance to defeat Smyth on the 19th hole of the match.

Cohen would eventually fall in the third round of match play, dropping a close 1-hole decision to Jack Singh Brar of England.

The Gael recently played in the Swiss Challenge which is a strong field and part of the Challenge Tour in Europe. In his first round of the tournament, Cohen delivered a strong opening round 67 in the tournament. 


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