Final Round 69 Propels Young to South Mid-Amateur
Final Round 69 Propels Young to South Mid-Amateur Title
Briefly: Devin Young of Austin wins the South Mid-Amateur presented by Impact Precision Golf by two shots after stellar final round. Kurtis Lilley of Cypress earned Mid-Master honors.
2) Liberto, Kevin Cypress 72-75-71—218
3) Lilley, Kurtis Cypress 71-74-75—220
T4) Griffin, Will Austin 75-72-74—221
T4) Haymon, Broc Pearland 71-74-76—221
T6) Woodward, Alex Austin 72-71-81—224
T6) Sandefur, Barrett Austin 74-75-75—224
8) Kearney, Bob Houston 78-75-72—225
T9) Albert, Todd Katy 78-74-74—226
T9) Hansen, Wesley Austin 78-71-77—226
Golf Course: Grey Rock Golf Club is located in Austin, just south of downtown Austin. Built in 1992, the Jay Morrish designed golf course features 18 premier golf holes over 160 acres. The par-72 course reaches a max yardage of 6,909 yards. Saturday’s round was contested at 6,867 yards.
Weather: 76 degrees and mostly cloudy through the day with wind gusts up to 22 mph.
Winners’ Info: Young, who played in the second to last group of the day, carded a final round score of 3-under par 69 to claim the 2019 South Mid-Amateur title. His final round score of 3-under par got him back to even par 216 for the tournament. On the day, Young carded seven birdies, two bogeys and what he thought would be a costly big number on the par-4 18th. His double-bogey ended up inconsequential, however, as he overcame a four-shot deficit to win the tournament by two strokes.
In Contention: Kevin Liberto of Cypress finished in second behind Young after a 1-under 71 final round. Liberto finished with a tournament total of 2-over 218. Kurtis Lilley, also of Cypress, finished in solo third, with a tournament total of 4-over 220. Lilley’s third place finish earned him Mid-Master honors which is awarded to the low player in the field 40 years of age or older. Will Griffin of Austin, and Broc Haymon of Pearland finished in a tie for fourth with a tournament total of 5-over 221.
What’s Next: The South Regional Series presented by Impact Precision Golf will continue at River Crossing Club in San Antonio on April 1-2 for the South 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 p.m. For Texas Amateur Qualifying information, click here.
More Info: The TGA extends its sincere appreciation South Regional Series sponsor Impact Precision Golf and to Grey Rock Golf Club, the welcoming membership and hard-working staff, as well as our volunteers, for all their dedication and efforts in making the 2019 South Mid-Amateur a memorable event. For more information you can visit the tournament homepage here.