28 Aug '11, 11pm

My thoughts on @kkraft11 and his improbable run at the @USAmateur that ended with the trophy and a Walker Cup berth:

Photo Gallery 2011 U.S. Amateur Check out photos from the 2011 U.S. Amateur ERIN, Wis. — The winner of the 111th U.S. Amateur never reached the state tournament in high school, chose SMU because it was convenient, became a three-time conference player of the year, and with his eligiblity exhausted, decided this summer to pour all of himself into making the Walker Cup team. In the past 11 weeks, Kelly Kraft has played eight tournaments. This was his last stop. And with his former teammates and coach having flown across the country to watch his unlikely coronation, Kraft held off Patrick Cantlay, the top-ranked amateur in the world, in a taut 36-hole final Sunday to win the U.S. Amateur and earn that coveted spot on the Walker Cup team. Such a logical career trajectory. “It’s awesome,” said Kraft, 22, the silver Havemeyer Trophy by his side. “It’s such an honor to win this c...

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