Garland, TX – Aaron Hickman won the 2016 North
Amateur by three over Rob Couture. Chris Wheeler
rounds out the top three.
Aaron Hickman of Tyler battled through tough
scoring conditions to fire a two-over-par, 74 to win
2nd career North Mid-Amateur. His day didn’t feature
nearly as many birdies as his first two day but
to keep Rob Couture of Dallas in second place.
Rob however put the pressure on early when he
shrunk Aaron’s lead to four in just three holes.
birdied the 341 yard par four, 1st and the 325 yard
four, 3rd. Hickman then bogeyed the fourth to bring
lead to three. However, Rob started on a tough
that saw him lose those three strokes he gained in
as many holes. Despite adding a birdie coming in,
Couture trailed by five making the turn.
That margin didn’t last long when a two shot
occurred on the 519 yard, par five, 10th. Couture
never able to get closer than that of the lead though.
Aaron had steady play from that point on to capture
title. Aaron bogeyed two more holes coming in,
however, when he did he followed them up with
For Hickman, it makes for his second North Mid-
Amateur title, tying Colleyville’s Zach Atkinson. Rob
Couture leads all with four titles of which he won in
consecutive fashion from 2007 to 2010.
Finishing in solo third place was Addison’s
Christopher Wheeler. Wheeler had an up and down
that eventually led him to card a one-over-par, 73
even par for championship.
Couture didn’t go home without any hardware
though, as the Dallas native took home the title of
Super Mid-Amateur. The Texas Golf Association
recognizes the low Super Mid-Amateur (ages 40+) in
the overall field. Finishing in a tie for second for
Mid-Amateur race was Carrollton’s Rick Sulzer and
Arlington’s John Bearrie.