Patterson takes Maine Mid-Amateur by four shots
YORK, Maine (Sept. 21, 2014) — Keith Patterson followed up yesterdays even par round with the only red number of the tournament, a one-under 71 at the Ledges in York to win the 2014 Mid-Amateur Championship.

"It's the first one that doesn't have Dewitt or Martha's name on it," Patterson quipped when handed the crystal trophy. Although he and Scott Dewitt and he and Martha White have teamed up to win multiple championships in the Two-Man and the Mixed championships, this was Patterson's first lone victory, although he has been a perennial contender for many years.

Today's round was near perfect as he matched his lone bogey with a pair of birdies for the victory, finishing four ahead of runner-up Matt Greenleaf. Ricky Jones, who was 77 yesterday, matched Greenleaf's even par 72 to finish third.

In the tournament within the tournament -- players looking for one of the three exemptions into next year's Maine Amateur Championship at Waterville -- Dan Bellemare, Craig Chapman, Peter Wright and Curtis Jordan avoided Q-school with their scores. The tournament offers exemptions for the three low players not otherwise qualified. Bellemare tied for fourth with Ryan Wingard at 151 while Chapman was 153,and Jordan and Wright tied at 155.

The Mid-Amateur is the final championship of the year hosted by the Maine State Golf Association, although weekend, senior and mid-week events will continue until mid-November. Thank you all for your continued support of golf and the MSGA.

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