Zach Atkinson Wins North Mid-Amateur by Two
Round three of the North Mid-Amateur presented by UST Mamiya
started Sunday under freezing temperatures and 25 mile-per-hour winds. Zach
Atkinson, of Hurst, held a two shot lead after round two and started the third
round with his sights set on the North Mid-Amateur Medal. Atkinson started out the
front nine with pars on his first two holes and a birdie on the third. He then
gave a few shots back making a double bogey and a bogey to turn in 2-over, 38.
The bogeys continued for Atkinson on 3 of his first five holes on the back nine
before turning it around and making back-to-back birdies on holes 15 and 16.
Finishing his round with pars on 17 and 18 was just what Atkinson needed to
claim a two shot victory with a final round of 75 for a 54-hole total of 215,
Finishing second behind Atkinson was Brandon Scott, of
Justin, TX. Brandon started the day two shots back of the lead and needed a
good round to make a move past Atkinson. Unfortunately Scott’s three birdies weren’t
enough with four bogeys and a double on Sunday. Scott matched Atkinson’s final
round of 75 to fall two shots short.
Finishing in third was Colby Harwell, of Robinson, TX.
Harwell was the definition of consistency this week shooting three rounds of 73
for a total of 3-over par 219.
Finishing in fifth place overall and claiming the Super
Mid-Amateur title was David Reynolds, a member of Trophy Club CC. Considering
the conditions, Reynolds shot a solid final round of 77 but was left wondering
what could have been finishing his round
with a double-bogey and two bogeys. Reynolds finished with a total of 5-over
par 221. The Super Mid-Amateur included all players over the age of 40.
The TGA would like to thank Trophy Club CC for their
hospitality and UST Mamiya as the presenting sponsor of the North Regional