Wake Forests Haas Amateur of Month

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Wake Forest senior Bill Haas has been named National Amateur of the Month for October by the Southern Golf Association. Haas gained the award primarily on the strength of his impressive five-stroke victory over an elite field in the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate in Birmingham.
 
Haas, son of PGA Tour star Jay Haas, shot 18-under-par 195 at Old Overton for his seventh individual title in a distinguished college golf career. Haas took control of the event right from the outset with an opening round of 63.
 
The monthly SGA award is selected by a blue-ribbon panel of college golf coaches, golf writers and golf officials.
 
Honorable mentions went to Indiana's Jeff Overton and Florida's Matt Every. Overton sizzled in October, winning three events - the Hoosier Invitational, 49er Classic and Xavier Invitational. The Evansville junior fired a school-record 17-under-par 199 to win the 49er Classic. Every shot 11 under par to take medalist honors at the Gary Koch/Cleveland Golf Intercollegiate at Tampa's testy Old Memorial Club, storming to the title with a closing 66.