Hardison and Mahurin win the 2012 IGA Mid-Am Team Championship
Clarence Hardison and Joe Mahurin<br>2012 Indiana Mid-Am Team Champions
Clarence Hardison and Joe Mahurin
2012 Indiana Mid-Am Team Champions

Columbus, IN. (April 23, 2012) -- Clarence Hardison and Joe Mahurin of Indianapolis endured brutal conditions and numerous challengers to win the 2012 IGA Mid-Am Team at Otter Creek GC in Columbus. The team had to brave two days of high winds and tough course conditions to take the first tournament of the 2012 IGA season. It was a well-deserved win for the team that put themselves in a good position after an even par round of 72 in Sunday's alternate shot format. In Monday's best ball round, the team only carded a single bogey en-route to a 4-under par round of 68.

They started play with four consecutive pars, before making a birdie at the par-5 fifth hole. A bogey at the par-3 eighth gave that shot right back and the team finished the front nine at level par. They quickly made their move on the back nine with a birdie at eleven, followed that with back-to-back birdies at thirteen and fourteen, and capped off an impressive back nine with a closing birdie on the par-5 eighteenth hole.

"He made some key pars coming down the stretch in the cold 20-30 mph wind today," said Hardison after the round. "I was fortunate to have my putter get hot on the back nine and made four birdies on holes No.s 11, 13, 14 and 18."

After the duo posted their 36-hole total of 4-under par (140) they had a long wait as six teams still remained on the golf course. However, none of the six were able to catch Mahurin and Hardison. The victory is bittersweet for Hardison as it is his last IGA event. He plans on moving back home to his native North Carolina later this month.

While Mahurin and Hardison enjoyed the spoils of victory, the round of the day belonged to John Cozart and Eric Gessner. The team used a hole-in-one by Cozart on the third hole and an eagle on the par-5 fourteenth to vault into a tie for second. They were joined by the teams of Todd Palmer and Curt Puckett and Brooks Snyder and Brent Hofman, who all finished the event at 3-under par.

ABOUT THE Indiana Mid-Amateur Team

This tournament is open to Indiana amateurs who have reached the age of 30 on or before the first day of competition. All entrants must be affiliated with and IGA-PGA member club. All entrants must possess a current IGA-PGA BlueGolf approved handicap index.

The first round is four-ball stroke play, and the second round is a two-man scramble.

View Complete Tournament Information

Latest in 

Amateurgolf.com, Inc.
6965 El Camino Real 105-631
Carlsbad, CA 92011

Facebook Twitter YouTube