Lopez win Magnolia Am by four as weather wipes final round
Andy Lopez (Louisiana Golf Association photo)
Through two rounds of the Magnolia Amateur, Texas Tech’s Andy Lopez had already begun to pull away. The Texas native threw out eight birdies on his way to a second-round 4-under 67 on Saturday at Hattiesburg (Miss.) CC for a four-shot lead.
On Sunday, effects from Hurricane Barry moved into the area, washing out the final round of play. It left Lopez with the title.
Lopez teed it up in the Magnolia Amateur just days after qualifying for the U.S. Amateur in Louisiana. Lopez, a Texas native, opened with 66. He reached 9 under for the tournament.
Lopez had a four-shot lead on Charlotte’s Trey Tobias after the second round. Tobias had rounds of 68-69 to reach 5 under.
Two mid-amateurs tied for third at 4 under. Eddie Brescher and Jonathan Bale each had rounds of 79-68 – though in opposite orders – to reach 4 under.
Houston’s Logan Young was solo fifth followed by three men tied for sixth, including recent Spirit of America winner Drew Mathers.
ABOUT THE The Magnolia Amateur
The Magnolia Amateur is a limited field event of
156 players consisting of a collegiate division and
a mid-amateur division. The field will be cut to
the low 60 players and ties after 36 holes of
competition has been completed. The overall
champion may come from either division, with the
competition taking place over 3 days and 54
Along with the individual tournament, there is a
college team competition that will be based on
the combined scores of two players on the same
team over the 3 rounds.
It is an exclusive amateur tournament, where
players are reviewed and accepted by the
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