Texas North wins US Mid-Amateur Tag Team Championship
The 14th Annual United States Mid-Amateur Team Championship at Creekmore Golf Club in Kansas City, Missouri, ended in an exciting final with Team Texas edging Team Arizona by one. single shot, while Chris Kovach and Bryan Hoops won individual titles.
Kovach, representing the Missouri team, completed rounds 67-66-73 to finish at 10 under 206, which was good for two shots over Draegan Majors of the North Texas team, who got cards. 72-68-68 to finish 8-minus 208.
Despite winning the individual title in wire-to-wire mode, Kovach had no difficulty reaching the finish line. Kovach, the 2019 Missouri mid-amateur champion, appeared to be on cruise control as he had a six-stroke lead with nine holes remaining. However, the Majors took the lead with a birdie on 11 and when Kovach bogeyed on 13 the lead was down to four.
Another Majors birdie on the 14th coupled with a Kovach bogey on the 15th reduced the lead to just two strokes with three holes remaining.
Individual Mid-Am winner Chris Kovach (r)
Both players parried holes 16 and 17 and traded birdies on the closing par 5, sealing the victory with two strokes from Kovach.
Draegen’s birdie putt on 18 was not for nothing, as it gave Texas North, which also included Travis Woolf, John Pierce and Marcus Jones, the winning margin in the tag team competition against Arizona and Tennessee .
Bryan Hoops of Team Arizona survived a nine-year roller coaster in which he landed four birdies, four bogeys and one par to win the individual title.
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ABOUT United States Mid-Amateur Team Championship
Launched in 2021, the US Mid-Amateur Team Championship (formerly known as the Midwest Cup) is a multi-state team golf tournament (consisting of 4 players on each team) with recognition for the individual champion in stroke play . The event features the top Mid-Amateur golfers from the United States and Canada with invitations based on the Player of the Year points list provided by each state golf association.
TEAM Championship: 4 players per team will be represented. 3 scores out of 4 will count for each day of play.
INDIVIDUAL Championship. The tournament is a nationally ranked WAGR points event. There will be a Mid-Am and Senior (50+) division. The tournament is a 54 hole stroke play championship.
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