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Paul Schofield

Duke golfer Alex Smalley became the fifth golfer and first since Rickie Fowler in 2007 and ‘08 to win consecutive Sunnehanna Amateur titles.

Smalley shot his second-consecutive 4-under-par 66 to grab the 66th annual tournament Saturday at Sunnehanna Country Club in Johnstown. He finished at 10-under 270.

He was five shots better than Oklahoma’s Garrett Reband, who finished 5-under 275.

Smalley began the final round tied with Texas’ Spencer Soosman, who shot a 6-over 76.

Yale’s James Nicholas finished third with a 4-under 276.

Franklin Regional graduate and Notre Dame commit Palmer Jackson had his best round of the tournament, shooting a 3-under 67 to finish tied for 22nd at 2-over 282.

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