The 2016 U.S. Amateur champion is Curtis Luck of Australia, beating 19-year-old American Brad Dalke by a 6 and 4 count in the 36-hole finale on the South Course at Oakland Hills Country Club, just outside of Detroit, Mich.
The 20-year-old Luck is the third Aussie to win the Havemeyer Trophy, joining Walter J. Travis (1900, 1901, 1903) and Nick Flanagan (2003), which Luck will get to keep for a year.
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Luck and Dalke were all square through the morning 18 holes of the match, but Luck then went on a tear in the afternoon session, winning eight consecutive holes in a U.S. Amateur record streak after losing the 19th hole to basically put the match on ice.
2016 U.S. Amateur final leaderboard and results
Curtis Luck def. Brad Dalke, 6 and 4
Curtis Luck def. Nick Carlson, 21 holes
Brad Dalke def. Jonah Texeria, 3 and 2
Nick Carlson def. Dylan Meyer, 3 and 1
Curtis Luck def. Sahith Theegala, 2 up
Jonah Texeria def. Luis Gagne, 3 and 2
Brad Dalke def. David Boote, 3 and 2
ROUND OF 16
Dylan Meyer def. Sam Horsfield, 19 holes
Nick Carlson def. K.K. Limbhasut, 19 holes
Sahith Theegala def. Joaquin Niemann, 3 and 1
Curtis Luck def. Cameron Young, 6 and 4
Jonah Texeira def. Kyler Dunkle, 6 and 5
Luis Gagne def. Jimmy Stanger, 3 and 1
David Boote def. Collin Morikawa, 2 and 1
Brad Dalke def. Bryan Baumgarten, 19 holes
ROUND OF 32
Dylan Meyer def. Alex Smaller, 4 and 3
Sam Horsfield def. Doc Redman, 5 and 4
K.K. Limbhasut def. Cristobal Del Solar, 4 and 3
Nick Carlson def. Scott Gregory, 19 holes
Sahith Theegala def. Sam Burns, 1 up
Joaquin Niemann def. Zachary Bauchou, 19 holes
Curtis Luck def. Davis Riley, 4 and 2
Cameron Young def. Stephen Franken, 23 holes
Jonah Texeira def. Dawson Armstrong, 4 and 3
Kyler Dunkle def. Garrett Rank, 1 up
Jimmy Stanger def. Wyndham Clark, 2 and 1
Luis Gagne def. Bryson Nimmer, 3 and 2
David Boote def. Ban Schlottman, 3 and 1
Collin Morikawa def. Doug Ghim, 5 and 4
Brad Dalke def. Blair Hamilton, 2 up
Bryan Baumgarten def. Brandon Pierce, 3 and 2
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