Joseph Lemieux triumphs at the Westwood Invitational
Joseph Lemieux will be a sophomore at the
University of Arkansas-Monticello in the fall
(University of Arkansas-Monticello Photo)
NORMAN, OK (July 3, 2017) - Recently Joseph Lemieux lost a two-stroke lead and finished runner-up at the Oklahoma City Amateur but on Monday at the Westwood Invitational the rising University of Arkansas-Monticello sophomore wasn't going to fall victim to a similar fate.
Lemieux ultimately finished the 54-hole tournament at Westwood Park Golf Course 9-under and as the one-stroke victor over Cory Montgomery.
Leading after each of the first two rounds, Lemieux birdied three of first five holes in the final round, but after bogeying three-times and doubling once on the opening side he found himself trailing Montgomery by two shots as they headed for the final nine.
“I had to kind of compose myself,” Lemieux told The Norman Transcript.
And compose himself he did, first came a birdie on the 12th and then another on the 13th after he knocked his approach to five-feet.
The birdie on 12 pulled Lemieux within one and then he took the lead for good when Montgomery bogeyed the 13th and 14th holes consecutively.
“I’m just happy I won,” he said. “These tournaments are big for me going into the fall, as far as improving my game and getting it where I want to be for college.”
Editors Note: The Norman Transcript contributed to this story.
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