Kovach closes with bogey-free 67 for Missouri Mid-Am victory
Chris Kovach
Chris Kovach

Where Missouri mid-amateur golf is concerned, Chris Kovach is suddenly the player to beat. Kovach added the Missouri Mid-Amateur title to a long list of summer accomplishments on Sunday when a final-round 67 vaulted him to the top of the leaderboard, one shot ahead of Addison White.

Kovach, a CPA who lives in St. Louis, didn’t have a single bogey on Sunday. His closing 67 tied for the best round of the tournament at Jefferson City (Mo.) Country Club.

Twice before, Kovach has finished runner-up in this championship (2015, 2017). He was also the runner-up at the Missouri Stroke Play earlier this summer after losing in a playoff.

Kovach, who played college golf at Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo., partnered with Chad Niezing earlier this summer to win the Missouri Four-Ball. He also defended his title at the St. Louis Griesedieck Men's Championship. Kovach will make his USGA debut next month at the U.S. Mid-Amateur in Parker, Colo.

Behind White, who hails from Springfield, St. Louis resident Patrick Britt also had a final-round 67 to climb the leaderboard into third. Adam Pfeiffer was solo fourth followed by three men in a tie for fifth, which included Brad Nurski, the runner-up at the 2014 U.S. Mid-Amateur.

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Entries are open to male amateur golfers who are members of the MGA, play at clubs or courses who are members of the Missouri Golf Association. Players must have reached their 25th birthday by the first day of the championship to compete.

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