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Burleson redeems himself with Minnesota Mid-Am title
Justin Burleson (MGA/Twitter photo)
Justin Burleson (MGA/Twitter photo)

A year after coming in second in an intense Minnesota Mid-Amateur duel, Justin Burleson has redeemed himself with the title. Burleson finished a week at Bearpath Golf & Country Club in Eden Prairie, Minn., with an even-par total that left him two shots ahead of the next-best player.

Burleson was consistent on a week where no player went exceedingly low. He fired rounds of 70-71-75.

Remarkably, despite winning, Burleson didn’t score a single birdie in the final round. Instead, he had 13 pars and just three bogeys.

Behind Burleson, Tony Vincelli finished second with his 2-over total that included back-to-back closing rounds of 73.

Three players tied for third at 5 over, including Erik Bredesen, Joel Johnson and Jerry Rose.

ABOUT THE Minnesota Mid-Amateur

In 1988, the MGA Mid-Amateur Championship was introduced at Edina Country Club. It is similar to the Amateur except participants must be 30 years or older and have a handicap index of 6.4 or lower. The low 54-hole score determines the winner. It is one of the most popular events, aside from the Amateur, as 264 players start the championship with aspirations of the title.

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