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Young finishes strong for Texas South Mid-Am win
Devin Young (TGA photo)
Devin Young (TGA photo)

As the defending champion fell down the leaderboard on Sunday, a new player got a chance to claim the Texas South Mid-Amateur title. Devin Young of Austin won by two shots after a stellar final round at Grey Rock Golf Club in Austin. Kurtis Lilley of Cypress earned Mid-Master honors.

Young, who played in the second-to-last group of the day, carded a final-round score of 3-under 69 to claim the title. His final-round score par got him back to even-par 216 for the tournament. On the day, Young carded seven birdies, two bogeys and what he thought would be a costly big number on the par-4 18th. His double-bogey ended up inconsequential, however, as he overcame a four-shot deficit to win the tournament by two strokes.

Kevin Liberto of Cypress finished in second behind Young after a 1-under 71 in the final round. Liberto finished with a tournament total of 2-over 218.

Kurtis Lilley, also of Cypress, finished in solo third, with a tournament total of 4-over 220. Lilley’s third-place finish earned him Mid-Master honors, which are awarded to the low player in the field 40 years of age or older.

Will Griffin of Austin, and Broc Haymon of Pearland finished in a tie for fourth with a tournament total of 5-over 221. Haymon entered the week as the two-time defending champion.

ABOUT THE Texas South Mid-Amateur

Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers who are 25 years of age or older by the tournament start date and residing in the South Texas region as defined by the Texas PGA Sections (South of 31 degree parallel, Salado TX and south is break point). Applicants must have a certified USGA Handicap Index of 8.4 or less. Format: 54 holes Stroke Play. No Cut. Field limit: 84 players.

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