Bob Amato last won the Frankfort Country Club men's championship 20 years ago by draining a dazzling 50-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win by one shot over Brett Scott.
He's suffered several near-misses the past few years while going for a second title, including runner-up tries in 2000 and 2002, plus a fifth-place finish in 2001.
All of which made Amato slightly more nervous than usual when he headed up No. 18 Sunday with a two-stroke lead.
"I was pretty nervous from 14 on," Amato admitted.
It didn't show.
Amato hit a fabulous approach shot on 18, setting up an easy putt for birdie to finally get his second championship.
"The first time I won, I was in college, and I didn't really play much here until a few years back when I joined the club," Amato said. "It's really nice to win again."
Amato fired a two-day total 143, including a two-under-par 70 on Sunday. That was enough to win by three shots over Bill Woolums, who had rounds of 73 both days.
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