Zack Atkinson victorious at Texas North Mid-Amateur
TROPHY CLUB, Texas — Zack Atkinson won the
2015 North Mid-Amateur Championship by one
over Brandon Scott.
(Photo courtesy of Texas Golf Association)
Atkinson is now a two-time North Mid-Amateur
champion, winning in 2013 once again at Trophy
Club Country Club.
Zach Atkinson held a four-shot lead over
Brandon Scott and Joshua Irving when the third
round began at Trophy Club Country Club this
morning. It was Irving who made an early move
with birdies on the opening two holes and with
Atkinson’s bogey on the par four, third hole,
Irving was within one of the lead.
After a tough final three holes on the front side
for Irving, Atkinson took a three shot lead over
Brandon Scott as the final pairing made the turn.
This time it was Scott’s turn to make a run at
the lead, as the Trophy Club member played the
back nine at three under par.
Atkinson made a birdie on the 155-yard par
three 17th, to bring his overall lead back to two.
Eighteen was drivable with the forward tees and
favorable winds so it was still possible for
Brandon Scott to force a playoff. Despite nearing
driving the green, Scott made birdie and
Atkinson locked up the championship with a two
Atkinson’s victory was well deserved as the 2013
North Mid-Amateur champion never recorded a
score worse than one under par, 71. His three
day total of 209 was a seven under par for the
Brandon Scott didn’t go home empty handed
however. He was recognized as the 2015 Super
Mid-Amateur Champion. Scott had a four shot
lead over Bill Steen at the start of the day and
by conclusion of the championship he was ten
shots clear of the field.