Memphis Amateur: Alan McAfee rallies to win
TPC at Southwind <br>(TPC at Southwind Photo)
TPC at Southwind
(TPC at Southwind Photo)

MEMPHIS, TN (October 16, 2016) -- Alan McAfee started the day three-strokes behind but he was the one ahead when it mattered most. McAfree paired rounds of 72-71 to finish 1-under and claim the Memphis Amateur at TPC at Southwind.

In the final round McAfee birdied four holes and bogeyed three. After turning in even-par McAfee put together a 1-under homeward stretch with birdies on 11th and 17th holes to go along with one bogey.

First round leader Ben Fisher began the day 3-under but struggled to a 2-over second place finish. The round started with a birdie before a downhill slide ensued.

Michael Collie was third at 3-over, Gary Simpson finished 4-over in fourth while Larry DuPree was 6-over and in fifth.

The 4-over finish for Gary Simpson was good enough however for him to win the Senior Division by two shots. In the Super Senior Division it was Ed Link taking home the title by 12-strokes with a 3-over score.

The Memphis Amateur was shortened to 36-holes after poor weather on Friday cancelled the first round.


After the first round of the Memphis Amateur was cancelled due to poor weather conditions Ben Fisher was able to jump out to an opening day advantage. Fisher posted a 3-under 69 at TPC at Southwind to grab a three-stroke lead over Alan McAfee.

Fisher had a nearly flawless round of golf with four birdies and a bogey. His birdies came on Nos. 2, 3, 7 and 13.

McAfee rode a four birdie, four bogey round into his second place position.

Trip Powell is third at 1-over while Michael Collie, Grey Peevy and Drew Miller are tied for fourth at 4-over.

The tournament has been shorted to 36-holes and the final round will be played on Sunday.


The first round of the Memphis Amateur at the TPC at Southwind has been cancelled due to course conditions. As a result the 54-hole event has now been reduced to 36-holes.

The tournament is now scheduled to begin on Saturday at 7:30 a.m. Play will conclude with the final round on Sunday.

ABOUT THE Memphis Amateur

The Memphis Golf Association Amateur Championship is a 54-hole individual men's medal play tournament open to members of MGA member clubs. The field is limited to a maximum of 72 players and email notices will be sent to confirm those entries that have been approved.

The overall champion will have his name engraved on the perpetual MGA Amateur Championship trophy and take posession of it for one year. Also, the overall champion and runner-up will receive engraved, keepsake crystal trophies and the top three finishers (minimum) in each flight will receive merchandise certificates as prizes.

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