Passerell Comes From Behind to Win Jefferson Cup

By: Lindsay Joy Email
By: Lindsay Joy Email

David Passerell is no stranger to the Jefferson Cup, but the golfer who won his last Cup in 2012, was still surprised to come away with the win on Sunday.

"I just didn't believe it, to be honest with you," he said. "I knew I was about five back and I knew I shot 4-under, but I just still didn't think that might be good enough, so I wasn't good until everyone comes here and signs the club, all that kind of stuff."

Passerell entered the day five strokes behind the leader Bowen Sargent, the golf coach at Virginia. Sargent shot a 4-over 76 on Sunday to tie for third in the tournament. Passerell had a strong final round, shooting a 68 to take a one-stroke lead over Kevin Clarke.

One of the other trophies handed out on Sunday was the Battle Trophy, giving to the top amateur golfer for their performance throughout the year. For their third year in a row and the fourth time in five years, Philip Mahone took home the trophy.

"It's a big honor," he said. "David [Passerell] has won it five times, and he's arguably the best player that's been through here. To be someone that's close to him and win four is just a real honor."

2014 Boar's Head Jefferson Cup Final Results

David Passerell -- 213
Kevin Clarke -- 214
Bowen Sargent -- 216
Chris Kapsak -- 216
Scott Garrison -- 217
Vincent Nadeau -- 218
Alex Simmons -- 219
Brad Ferguson -- 219
Philip Mahone -- 220
Tony Good -- 221
Neil Davis -- 222
Jeff Toms -- 223
Steve Castro -- 225
Michael Standiford -- 226
Richard Morelle -- 228
Turner Lisle -- 230
Bob Rotella -- 231
Jeff Dillman -- 232
Steve DeMasters -- 234
Taylor Ratliff -- 234
Bill McAuliffe -- 238
Leigh Hughes -- 238
Jared Shifflett -- 242
Jason Hylton -- 245
Paul Strader -- 245
Peter Hanson -- 247
Chandler Marshall -- 250
Justin Armistead -- 252
Cole Lawson -- 253
Trey McGee -- 254
Anthony Kline -- 255
John Cox -- 255
Will Schnorr -- 259
Skeeter VanLiew -- 283
Chris Kean -- 293
Christopher Keith -- 306


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