Senior Sam Lape was the runner-up at the 100th playing of the Atlanta Amateur Match Play Championship.
The four-day tournament was held at Echelon Golf Club in Cherokee County. More than 100 golfers from across Georgia participated in the qualifying round with 32 golfers advancing to match play.
Sam breezed through the first rounds of the tournament, even defeating the previous champion in the semifinals. In the championship round, he lost 2 and 1.
Sam helped lead the boys golf team to clinch the state championship earlier this year. He was also the individual Class 3A boys champion. Sam has committed to play golf at Furman University next year.
The Atlanta Amateur Championship began in 1914 has had several distinguished champions in the tournament's history, including 1987 Masters Champion Larry Mize. A separate event, the Georgia Match Play Championship, ran from 1998-2001 before merging with the amateur tournament to form the Atlanta Amateur Match Play Championship. The tournament is open to male amateur golfers from across the state who are Georgia State Golf Association members.