Ben Curtis, Ostrander, Ohio
Curtis, 23, defeated an elite field to win the Players Amateur at Belfair Golf Course in Bluffton, S.C. America's third-ranked amateur and a recent graduate of Kent State, Curtis shot a 17-under-par 271 to top Matt Weibring, 20, of Piano, Texas, by a stroke. Curtis reached the fourth round of last week's U.S. Amateur.
Brittany Adams, Huntington, W.Va.
Brittany, 16, became the second-youngest winner of the Women's West Virginia Amateur, shooting a 16-over-par 232 for a one-stroke victory over two-time champ Yvonne Cox, 22, of Charleston. A junior at Midland High, where she plays on the boys' team, Brittany also took the State Girls Junior championship in the 15-16 age division.
Troy Gillespie, Bloomington, Ind.
Gillespie, a 31-year-old car-wash manager, won the Bloomington City Championship for a third time, beating Dick Meacham, 45, of Bloomington 9 and 7 in the final. Gillespie also won this title in 1991 and '99 and is a member of the Bloomington Golf Hall of Fame. He closed out Meacham on the 11th hole with his ninth birdie of the round.