Todd Burgan captures the 24th Annual TGA Mid-Amateur Championship Golf Tournament
07 Oct 2011
see also: Tennessee Mid-Amateur Championship, Black Creek Club


CLEVELAND, TN (Oct. 7, 2011) -- Knoxville’s Todd Burgan broke numerous scoring records in capturing the 24th Annual TGA Mid-Amateur Championship presented by Gentleman Jack which was contested at Cleveland Country Club. Burgan followed up yesterday’s impressive round of 63 (9-under-par) with a final round 66 (6-under-par) to finish the 54- hole championship at 203 (13-under-par) which was eight strokes ahead of Matt Robertson and Brandon Cissom who both fired final rounds of 67 and 68 respectively.

Today’s win is Burgan’s second state championship. He also captured the 2009 TGA Match Play Championship. Burgan’s great play this week broke the following TGA Mid-Amateur Championship records:

· Lowest 54-hole score – 203
· Lowest 54- hole score based on par – 13 under par
· Lowest 18-hole score (any round) – 63 (second round)
· Lowest final round by a champion – 66
· Lowest score, final 36 holes – 129
· Largest winning margin – 8 strokes

By winning today’s title, Burgan also claims the 2011 Tennessee Golf Association Amateur Player of the Year Award. This marks Burgan’s first time to win this prestigious award which has been won by either Tim Jackson or Danny Green for thirteen of the last fourteen years.
In all, 120 competitors began the championship which was cut down to the low 38 players after yesterday’s second round. The cut came at 152 (8-over-par). All thirty-eight players making it to today’s final round are exempt into next year’s championship which will be conducted at Jackson Country Club in Jackson, TN

ABOUT THE Tennessee Mid-Amateur

Open to amateurs age 25 and older who are members of a TGA Club. Qualifying is required for those who do not meet the exemption criteria. Format consists of 54 holes of stroke play with a cut to the low 30 players and ties following the second round.

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