ANNA, TX (August 7, 2016) -- Hunter Shattuck shoots a
final round, two-under-par, 70 to win the 2016 Texas
North Amateur. His three day total of 206 beat Brandon
Scott by two at Hurricane Creek Country Club.
Hunter Shattuck, of Jacksonville, began his day
with what he called an unbelievable par save from near
the practice area on the left of the first hole. That par
there got him on a hot streak of which he made three
straight birdies to get to 11-under-par for the
championship. Shattuck was the outright leader at that
point because 36-hole leader Devin Jackson found the
hazard right on the first.
Jackson though, bounced right back with back to
back birdies to bring him level par for the round. Aaron
Hickman, Tyler, birdied the second hole as well to bring
him at the time just one back of Shattuck.
The first sign of trouble came on the par three, fifth
hole when Hunter’s bogey brought him back to ten-
under-par. Shattuck would go on to bogey the seventh
as well as the ninth bringing him back to even par for
the day and eight-under for the championship.
Making move in the group before Shattuck was
Justin’s Brandon Scott. Brandon had recorded seven
straight pars before he poured in two birdies on the
eighth and ninth to bring him to seven-under-par and
just one shot back through nine.
Brandon continued his run of steady golf for six
more holes at even par before he took advantage of the
190 yard, par-three, 16th. He backed up that birdie with
one more on the 17th to get him to nine-under for the
Hunter though, seeing what was happening in front
of him, matched Brandon shot for shot with birdies on
holes 16 and 17 himself to maintain his one up lead.
Brandon knew he had to make birdie on the last
when his approach landed on the front left portion of
the green to the middle right hole location. Scott’s birdie
putt looked as though it fall down the slope and creep
closer to hole, stayed at crest, making a difficult next
putt. Brandon’s par attempt slide by low and his lone
bogey of the day came on the 18th.
Shattuck, unaware of where Scott stood, stuck his
approach on the 18th to 20 feet past the hole on the
back left part of the green. Needing just a two putt to
lock up the title, Hunter’s birdie attempt teased the hole
and left him with just a foot. He banged it in to claim
the 2016 North Amateur Championship.
When asked how his round went, Shattuck
mentioned it was a grind. “Three straight birdies after
an unbelievable par save. Then to give them all back
before [the turn].”
Shattuck went on to mention how hoped his
momentum from winning this tournament would help
him in the upcoming U.S. Amateur tournament at
Oakland Hills Country Club next week.
Finishing in third place with a three day total of
209, was Longview’s Bryce Alley. Bryce would go on to
tie for the low round of the day with a four-under-par,
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