Scott Rhodes wins Mississippi Mid-Amateur in dramatic fashion
Scott Rhodes celebrates Mississippi Mid-Amateur title
(Mississippi Golf Association Photo)
GREENVILLE, MS (May 15, 2016) - Looking for dramatic? Well look no further then Scott Rhodes and the 2016 Mississippi Mid-Amateur. Rhodes was 5-under for the tournament, as he stepped onto the final tee box at Greenville Country Club. The 18th hole is a shorter par-5, that plays at 479 yards and all Rhodes did was eagle the hole, move to 7-under and win the championship.
For much of the day Rhodes, who began the day 4-under and two back didn't have much going and he was even-par for the final round after 15 holes. Knowing he needed to make a move, he birdied No. 16 setting up the final hole heroics.
Rhodes from Ridgeland, began the day in second place, two shots behind. He opened strongly with three birdies and one bogey on the front nine, but gave all of his hard work back, with a double-bogey on No. 10. During the three days Rhodes shot 69-71-69.
Second round leader Eddie Brescher, got as low as 7-under during the final round with a 1-under front nine, but struggled on the back nine carding three bogeys versus just two birdies and as a result signed for an even-par 72 that left him in solo second place.
Noah Goldman finished 5-under alone in third, while defending champion and first round leader Josh Lampley was fourth at 3-under. Ben Snow and Neil Trimm were the only two other players, to complete the Mississippi Mid-Amateur, under-par posting 2-under as they shared fifth.
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ABOUT THE Mississippi Mid-Amateur
Tournament is scheduled for 54 holes of stroke play
(36 holes for women). The
Championship is open to amateurs who have
reached their 25th birthday and are bona fide
residents of the state of Mississippi for at least 60
days prior to the first round of the tournament.
Participants must conform with the USGA Rules of
Amateur Status. All participants in Mississippi Golf
Association State Championships will be required to
have an active GHIN Handicap through a USGA
Licensed Mississippi Club. Participants must be bona
fide residents of the state of Mississippi for at least
60 days prior to the first round of the tournament.
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