O'Toole closes with 66 to win Magnolia Amateur
- photo courtesy Justin Cockrell
HATTIESBURG, MS (July 14, 2013) — One of the secrets to championship golf is to seize the moment when the opportunity arises.
Casey O’Toole did that right from the very start Sunday in the final round of the Magnolia Amateur.
Starting the day tied for the lead, O’Toole calmly sank an eight-foot birdie putt on the first hole of the round, setting himself on the way to the tournament championship in the second annual event at Hattiesburg Country Club.
O’Toole, a senior at Samford University from Oneonta, Ala., shot a 5-under par 66 for the day and finished with a three-day total of 7-under 206 to win by three shots over Southern Miss sophomore Kevin Jorden.
“It was just the putter,” said O’Toole. “I’d be lying if I said I hit it good. But put a wedge in my hands and I’d get it close, and I just made putts. With these pins you have to be able to come in with a wedge and lay up.
“I just stuck to my plan, which was to not play too aggressively, and, fortunately I was able to make some putts.”
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ABOUT THE The Magnolia Amateur
The Magnolia Amateur is a limited field event of
144 players consisting of a collegiate division and
a mid-amateur division. The field will be cut to
the low 72 players and ties after 36 holes of
competition has been completed. The overall
champion may come from either division, with the
competition taking place over 3 days and 54
Along with the individual tournament, there is a
college team competition that will be based on
the combined scores of two players on the same
team over the 3 rounds.
It is an exclusive amateur tournament, where
players are reviewed and accepted by the
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