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Estorga Wins North Mid-Amateur After 2-Under 70
Briefly: Dallas’ Anthony Estorga shot a final-round 2-under 70 Sunday afternoon at the North Mid-Amateur at Waterchase Golf Club to capture the victory. He won by two shots over Colleyville’s Zach Atkinson and Fort Worth’s Jeff Murray. Southlake’s Mike Lohner was recognized as the Low Mid-Master Sunday afternoon after an even-par 72.
1. Estorga, Anthony (Dallas) – 70-67-70—207
T2. Atkinson, Zach (Colleyville) – 70-72-67—209
T2. Murray, Jeff (Fort Worth) – 68-71-70—209
T4. Richards, David (Dallas) – 73-69-69—211
T4. Doskocil, Kevin (Benbrook) – 69-71-71—211
T6. Maurer, Scott (Dallas) – 74-72-66—212
T6. Lohner, Mike (Southlake) – 67-73-72—212
8. Couture, Rob (Dallas) – 71-72-70—213
Golf Course: Located in Fort Worth, Waterchase Golf Club challenges even the best players, meandering around and through creeks. The course features tree-lined fairways and water-lined fairways that require precision off the tee. Strategically placed penalty areas and bunkers require players to think their way around the course. Waterchase Golf Club is playing 6,909 yards for all players..
Weather: The temperature crept up close to 80 degrees with winds between 15-20 mph out of the south.
Winners’ Info: Dallas’ Estorga started the day with eight pars before carding his first birdie of the day on the par-4 ninth hole. He followed that up with a double bogey on the 10th, but carded three birdies coming home on holes 16-18 to secure the victory. Estorga’s 2-under 70 put him at 9-under 207 for the tournament.
Lohner led wire-to-wire and was recognized as the Low Mid-Master at Waterchase Golf Club. He had five birdies on the day, including three on his bogey-free back nine. He carded an even-par 72 and finished at 4-under 212 for the tournament.
In Contention: Atkinson stormed up the leaderboard Sunday afternoon, playing well in front of the leaders. He bogeyed the 10th hole, but had six birdies in his final 7 holes, including the last four to vault his way up near the top of the leaderboard. Murray played consistently and recorded his third round under par Sunday. David Richards and Kevin Doskocil finished in a tie for fourth place, four shots back of Estorga. Scott Maurer and Lohner finished in a tie for sixth place, just five shots back of Estorga.
What’s Next: The North Regional Series will continue at El Dorado Country Club in McKinney April 3-4 for the North Senior Amateur. You can view the entire Texas Golf Association calendar by clicking here.
As a reminder, 110th Texas Amateur Qualifying registration is currently open, and will close this upcoming Wednesday, March 27, at 5:00 PM. For Texas Amateur Qualifying information, click here.
More Info: The TGA extends its sincere appreciation to Waterchase Golf Club, the welcoming membership and hard-working staff, as well as our volunteers, for all their dedication and efforts in making the 2019 North Mid-Amateur a memorable event. For more information you can visit the tournament homepage here.