Jeremy Sisson won the 65th annual Apogee Investment Management Championship in record-setting fashion Sunday at the Cavalry Club.
The 21-year-old from Skaneateles shot a 1-under-par 71 in the final round to finish the tournament at 7-under 279 for his second title in three years. Sisson won by eight strokes over Bellevue Country Club’s Shawn Colella (3-over 287). Brad Monroe (Lakeshore 1860/Onondaga GCC) was third (4-over 290) followed by second-round leader Nick Bove (Timber Banks) in fourth (6-over 292)
“This feels great,” Sisson said. “It’s always a good thing to win a tournament you’ve already won.”
During his title run, Sisson added his name in three categories to the AIM (formerly the Post-Standard Amateur) to record books.
*His 8-under 63 in the third round at Oswego Country Club set a course record. It also is the lowest all-time score in a round ever and most under par in any round by any player (old record: 7-under 64 by Dylan Bedy in 2009 at Drumlins East (par 71)).
*Sisson’s 279 final total matches the tournament record he equaled in 2019, a record also shared by Dr. Alan Foster (1986) and Alec Bard (2020).
*Sisson also equaled Bard’s record for most under-par four round total (7-under).
Sisson (Skaneateles CC) got off to a slot start with 3-over 74 in the first round at Yahandasis Golf Club. But he more than made up for it by going 10-under the rest of the way. His sizzling 63 at Oswego CC catapulted him to a commanding lead and he was never challenged down the stretch.
“In the first round, nothing really went well,” Sisson said. “I hit it well but couldn’t score with a few three-putts. In the third round everything was starting to fall. I hit is really well the whole tournament. Even after the first day, I didn’t really worry because I knew I had so much in me that I felt I could prove to myself I could do it and it all came together.”
Sisson, a rising college junior, plans to travel and compete in a few other summer tournaments. Sisson joined the Nebraska men’s golf program in 2020 after he redshirted his freshman season at the University of Arkansas.