CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Coastal Carolina University's golf team had a little competition between the players this past season: Whoever had the best final four holes in each tournament was the winner.
Andrew Dorn brought that little game to the Ohio Amateur on Friday.
Dorn trailed by as many as three shots early, then overtook Michael Bernard on the 14th hole before adding clinching birdies on the two closing holes to etch his name on the same trophy that includes Arnold Palmer, John Cook, Ben Curtis and Frank Stranahan.
"I take pride in the last four holes," the West Chester native said after capping a 2-over-par 73 that left him with a two-stroke victory at Brookside Country Club. "I really tried to focus even harder than I had all day on the last four holes, especially knowing how close it was going to be."
Dorn trailed Bernard, the 2010 winner of the Ohio Am and an Ohio State sophomore, by three shots after the seventh hole. He pulled even with a par on the 11th hole and took the lead by rolling in a 15-foot birdie putt on the par-3 14th.
Clinging to a one-shot lead, he gave himself some breathing room by birdieing the final holes. He blasted out of a greenside bunker to 6 feet and hit the putt at 17, then pounded a 3-iron to reach the green in two shots at 18 before taking two putts, the last from 2 feet.
Final round scores from the 107th Ohio Amateur
By The Associated Press
CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Results from Friday's third and final round of the 2013 Ohio Amateur championship at the 7,100-yard, par-71 Brookside Country Club:
Andrew Dorn, West Chester 66-69-73-208
Daniel Belden, Akron 70-69-71-210
Corey Richmond, West Union 63-71-76-210
Chase Wilson, Zanesville 67-70-74-211
Parker Hewit, Westfield Center 69-69-74-212
Michael Bernard, Huber Hts. 66-68-79-213
Jon Clark, Clinton 71-69-74-214
Alex Pietrandrea, Cincinnati 72-69-74-215
Nicholas Scott, Union 73-73-70-216
Thomas Dunne, Dublin 74-69-73-216
Alex Andrews, Kirtland 76-67-74-217
Nathan Clark, Dublin 70-69-79-218
Peter Samborsky II, Dayton 72-74-72-218
Korey Ward, West Chester 71-72-75-218
Tyler Light, Massillon 67-71-80-218
Christopher Burger, Cincinnati 71-70-78-219
David Tepe, Liberty Twp. 72-71-76-219
Beau Titsworth, Avon 74-70-75-219
Aaron Bickle, Lancaster 72-71-76-219
Byron Firestone, Canton 75-68-76-219
Mac McLaughlin, Cleveland 75-72-72-219
Connor Dudley, Fremont 71-74-75-220
Clark Engle, Springfield 76-75-69-220
Robert Schustrich, Windham 74-71-75-220
John Chaney, Shaker Hts. 75-70-75-220
Logan Jones, Dublin 78-69-74-221
Kevin Grabeman, Columbus 72-75-74-221
Sam Geise, Centerville 72-69-80-221
Dillon Klein, Tiffin 71-73-77-221
Nathan Kerns, Ironton 72-72-77-221
Dennis Holub, Reminderville 77-71-74-222
Bryan Yeo, Litchfield 76-70-76-222
Tim Crouch, Mt. Vernon 75-73-74-222
Jeffrey Scohy, Bellbrook 76-72-75-223
Mark Borlin, Solon 74-74-75-223
John Mancinotti, Toledo 73-75-75-223
Ryan Wenzler, Dayton 73-72-78-223
Nathan Tarter, Mogadore 74-74-75-223
Marcus Hunt, Port Clinton 72-74-78-224
Bill Williamson, Cincinnati 76-72-76-224
Andrew Montooth, Columbus 76-73-75-224
Jeff Mallette, North Canton 74-70-80-224
Robert Gerwin, Cincinnati 74-74-76-224
Nate Yankovich, Blacklick 73-73-79-225
Tim Morrow, Boardman 72-72-81-225
Bobby Thomas, Tecumseh, Mich. 75-73-77-225
Erik Hoops, Perrysburg 72-77-77-226
Mark Monfort, Columbus 75-75-76-226
David French, Columbus 76-72-78-226
Michael Schmidt, Cincinnati 73-76-77-226
Matt Kern, Springboro 73-76-77-226
Otto Black, Pinckney, Mich. 74-71-82-227
Josh Wick, Columbus 75-76-77-228
Conor O'Hea, Middletown 76-70-82-228
Tristan Lewis, Pepper Pike 74-75-79-228
Seth Brenneman, Columbus 76-75-78-229
Nicolas Paxson, Cincinnati 71-75-83-229
Mert Selamet, Dublin 73-76-81-230
Matthew Renner, Hilliard 73-76-82-231
Alan Fadel, Toledo 74-76-82-232
Patrick Luth, Medina 76-75-82-233
Jonathan Ransone, Hilliard 72-78-83-233
Blake Foutty, Canal Fulton 75-76-83-234
Jacob Stasiulewicz, Galena 76-75-83-234
Stephen Spalding, Stow 76-75-87-238
Dorn, who will be a junior with the Chanticleers this fall, followed rounds of 66 and 69 to finish at 5-under 208.
He didn't come into the day trying to be a birdie machine. With the course drying out after heavy rains that shortened the tournament from 72 to 54 holes, and with treacherous pin placements all over the place, he knew he'd have to play for par and pick his spots to go for anything better.
"I was just trying to hang in there," the former Moeller High School player said. "I knew scores were going to be higher today, with the pin locations and the course in general. It got harder as the tournament went on. I just figured if I could just hang in there, and with two par 5s to finish, no matter what, even if I was a couple of shots back I could easily make that up on the last two. I had to keep myself calm and stay patient out there because birdies were pretty rare."
There were only two subpar rounds and one even-par score of the 65 competitors on Friday.
West Union's Corey Richmond, the leader after the first round with a 63 and co-leader heading into the final 18 holes, sagged to a 76 and was tied for second with Akron's Dan Belden (71).