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Nurski defends Missouri Am Title and Third Overall
Two-time defending Missouri Amateur winner Brad Nurski <br>(USGA Photo)
Two-time defending Missouri Amateur winner Brad Nurski
(USGA Photo)

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (June 24, 2018) - For the second straight year and third time in his career Brad Nurski has won the Missouri Amateur. Playing at Dalhousie Golf Club Nurski bested No. 22 Brooks Jungbluth 3&1 in the final.

The top-seed after earning medalist honors to begin the week, Nurski feel behind early before rallying to win the match 3&1. It wasn't an easy road to the title match for Nurski as he needed a 1 up win in the Round of 32 and a 19 hole victory in the quarterfinals.

Jungbluth most difficult match came in the Round of 64 where he handled No. 43 Brett Windsor 2&1.

MATCH PLAY QUALIFYING

In match play qualifying Nurski earned a four-stroke victory with a 9-under finish.

In the first round Nurski fired a 5-under 67 before carding a second round 4-under 68 that included some late fireworks with birdies on the last two holes to seal the deal.

Overall for the week Nurski, the 2014 U.S. Mid-Amateur runner-up, carded 12 birdies and only three bogeys with his best stretch coming on his second nine of the first round. After starting on No. 10 Nurski birdied four-times between Nos. 2-6.

Chance Holden took second place at 5-under, Travis Simmons was third at 3-under while Christopher Ferris and Tim Holmes were 2-under in a tie for fourth.

ABOUT THE Missouri Amateur

36 holes of stroke play qualifying to determine 64 players for match play. Entries are open to male amateur golfers who are current members of the MGA, play at clubs who are members of the Missouri Golf Association with a certified handicap index of not more than nine (9.0) on the USGA men’s handicap system. Non-exempt players must pre-qualify.

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