Michael Hunt wins the Scottish Mid-Am Stroke Play
Michael Hunt wins the Scottish Mid-Am
The Mid Amateur Golf Tour are pleased to announce that Michael Hunt (Pleasington) has won the Scottish Mid Amateur Stroke Play Championship at The Dukes Course in St. Andrews, Scotland.
Players gathered from all over the UK and Europe to play in this annual event from 2nd – 4th October, all looking to claim the title and the WAGR (World Amateur Golf Ranking) points that go to the winner and also the equally valuable Mid Amateur Golf Tour Order of Merit points.
After opening rounds of 76 and 77, Hunt was well placed to chase defending champion Paul Moultrie from Royal Troon (76, 75) and also surprise leader Peter Sheehan from Ballybunion on 148. After a final round of 70 Hunt was tied with Moultrie who shot 72 to both tie on 223. Sheehan couldn’t keep up his exceptional play and faded away in round 3 with an 83. The resulting play-off down the Dukes tricky but reachable 1st, a par 5, saw both players lay up short with their second shots and a semi-duffed approach from Moultrie left Hunt the chance to pitch up close which he did to about 10 feet. Moultrie missed his long range birdie chance but Hunt manged to hold his nerve and drain the 10 footer for a birdie 4 and the title.
“I’m thrilled to win this event and to win with such a high quality field. I played great golf in the third round and to win in the play-off was a great result. “ commented Michael.
Hunt picked up the new winners trophy and winners “cheque” and will also now qualify for the Tour Finals day at Hollinwell next week.
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