Memphis Mid-Am: Barton wins in playoff
13 Oct 2013
see also: Memphis Mid-Amateur Invitational Golf Tournament, Mirimichi

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (Oct. 13, 2013) -- The 18th hole at TPC Southwind proved a difficult challenge once again as Dan Barton of Windyke Country Club squandered a four shot lead by making triple bogey while his good friend, and nearest challenger, Bill Garner also of Windyke made birdie to force a playoff for the MGA Mid-Amateur Invitational.

Both finished with a two-day total of even par 143. Barton made par, to Garner's bogey, on the first playoff hole to win the title.

In the first year of a new format where the MGA invited the top 20 finishers from both the MGA Amateur and the Memphis Public Links Championship, and rounded out the field with other top MGA members, the tournament featured many of the best amateur players in the Memphis area. Matt Cooper, current Public Links champion, finished alone in third place, two shots behind Barton and Garner.

ABOUT THE Memphis Mid-Amateur

The MGA Mid-Amateur Invitational is a 36-hole individual medal play tournament. Male members in good standing of MGA clubs who will be 25 years of age or over by October 12th, 2013 and have a verifiable USGA handicap are eligible to enter. Applications are also open to INVITED players that meet the same age and amateur status requirements, but are not members of MGA clubs. The full field of players will be limited to 60 participants. Invitations to players that are not a member of a MGA club will be extended by the tournament committee whose decisions shall be final. (Online registration or submission of an entry form prior to the entry deadline does not guarantee entry into the field). The field is limited to a maximum of 60 players and email notices will be sent to confirm those entries that have been approved. The overall champion and runner- up will receive engraved, keepsake crystal trophies and the top three finishers (minimum) in each flight will receive merchandise certificates as prizes. Based on a minimum field of 54 players the MGA will award prizes in four flights. The entry fee ($130.00 per player) includes two rounds of golf, range balls, trophies, merchandise prizes, and carts (all players must ride, and their clubs must be transported on the carts provided). Caddies will be allowed, but are required to walk at all times. USE OF CARTS IS LIMITED TO CONTESTANTS ONLY. For round one, players will be paired with other players of similar skill level (to the best of the MGA's ability) using current USGA handicaps. For round two, players will be paired based on 18-hole scores. HANDICAPS WILL NOT BE USED IN THE COMPETITION. Pairings and tee times will be in MGA pro-shops no less than 72 hours prior to round one and can be found at www.memphisga.com.

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