Spirit of America: Mahlik takes it
Alex Mahlik
Alex Mahlik

DECATUR, Ala. (July 7, 2013) -- Central Alabama's Alex Mahlik shot a 1-under 70 in Sunday's final round to secure a five-shot victory at the 2013 Spirit of America Championship at Burningtree Country Club.

Mahlik took the lead thanks to rounds of 67-68 in the first two rounds of action.

Chanat Sakuulpolphaisan of Mississippi State fired closing rounds of 68-69 to take runner-up while Matt Georgeot was third thanks to rounds of 68-71-72.

Casey O'Toole, who shared the first-round lead with Mahlik, struggled with weekend rounds of 75-70 and finished tied for fourth place alongside Landon Lyons and Rory Doll.

The Spirit of America Championship is an invitational concentrated on college players. The event features 72 holes of stroke play but rain shortened this year's event to 54 holes.

Past winners of the event include Stewart Cink and Heath Slocum.

Results For Spirit of America Golf Classic
1ALAlex MahlikMadison, AL30067-68-70--205
2ThailandChanat SakulpolphaisanThailand20073-68-69--210
3ALMatt GourgeotDecatur, AL10068-71-72--211
T4LALandon LyonsBaton Rouge, LA10071-71-70--212
T4ALCasey O'TooleOneonta, AL10067-75-70--212

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ABOUT THE Spirit of America

The Spirit of America Golf Classic is Burningtree Country Club's long-running, fundraising tournament held annually in conjunction with Decatur’s Spirit of America Festival, which itself is one of the largest, free Fourth of July festivals in the south. Established in 1967, this unique "college team and individual" format event has been home to collegiate players and top amateur players from across the nation. The format is 72-holes of stroke play, with a 54-hole collegiate team division. The "Spirit" tournament boasts many top graduates, like 1995 Champion-turned-PGA tour player Heath Slocum, and 1989 Junior Champion-turned-PGA tour player Stewart Cink.

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