Joshua Irving opens Texas North Mid-Amateur with four-shot lead
TROPHY CLUB, Texas — Joshua Irving shot an opening
round 67 for the overnight lead in the 2015 North Mid-
Amateur Championship presented by UST Mamyia. Zach
Atkinson and Brandon Scott trail by four shots headed into
the 2nd round at Trophy Club Country Club.
Irving of Fort Worth got off to a quick start with back to
back birdies on holes 10 and 11. The 2014 North Mid-
Amateur runner-up finished five under par, 67 and is four
shots clear of the field. Irving recorded six birdies total and
took advantage of the Par 5’s, playing them at three under
par for the day. His lone bogey came on the most difficult
hole, the Par 4, 7th.
Zach Atkinson of Colleyville and Brandon Scott of Justin,
are tied in second with one under par, 71’s. Zack Atkinson
has had success here before as he was the 2013 North Mid-
Amateur champion at Trophy Club Country Club. Scott, who
currently is the low Super Mid-Am, recorded two birdies on
the day with one bogey to remain close with Irving.
This is the third time Trophy Club Country Club has played
host to the North Regional Mid-Amateur with Zack Atkinson
winning in 2013 and Aaron Hickman winning in 2011. The
Hogan Course proved to be a tough test, as the average
score was six shots over par. Only six people found
themselves at even par or better after completion at the
end of the first round.
Round 2 will once again begin off the 1st and 10th tee at
8:00am. Overnight leader, Joshua Irving will try to extend
his lead going out at 9:12am off the first tee.