Patrick Christovich takes the Timuquana Cup
JACKSONVILLE, FL (May 7, 2017) - With a closing even-par 72 Patrick Christovich has won the Timuquana Cup Invitational by two shots. After beginning the day tied for the lead Christovich played a steady final round at Timuquana Country Club to finish 4-over and in front of runner-up Butler Melnyk.

On Sunday Christovich began his round with three straight pars before carding the first of his of his two birdies of the round on the 4th hole as he shot a a pair of even-par 36 sides. The additional birdie came on No. 12 while the bogeys were carded on the 6th and 13th holes.

Following the bogey on No. 13 the 2016 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball runner-up tightened things up and played par golf the remainder of the way.

"Its been a three a three-year drought, Christovich told Global Golf Post of his win. "I made changes that I didn't need to make, and so I had to simplify things."

Butler Melnyk was second at 6-over, Nick Gilliam posted 8-over to finish third while Derek Camps and defending champion Joseph Deraney shared fourth at 9-over.

Chris Tuten who had a part of the lead after each of the first two days struggled during the final shooting a 5-over 77 to finish 9-over and share sixth.

Results: Timuquana Cup
1LAPatrick ChristovichNew Orleans, LA30076-72-72=220
2GAButler MelnykSt. Simons Island, GA20074-75-73=222
3FLNick GilliamNewberry, FL10075-78-70=223
T4FLDerek CampsSanford, FL10073-76-75=224
T4MSJoseph DeraneyBelden, MS10076-76-72=224

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ABOUT THE Timuquana Cup

Invitational tournament with a field consisting of 40 of the top Mid Amateur players in the country, together with 20 of the top Senior Amateurs and 18 more Super Senior amateurs .

The theme of the event will be a "Gathering of Friends" with a small, select field dedicated to those individuals whose passion is amateur golf. The Timuquana Cup will be a celebration of amateur golf.

The tournament chairman is Steve Melnyk, and USGA Rules Official Tom Dudley will be in charge of course set up and the rules of competition. One of the highlights of this year's event will be a cocktail cruise on the St. Johns River departing from the Timuquana Country Club dock and housing will be available for many competitors in members' homes.

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