Burleson redeems himself with Minnesota Mid-Am title
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.
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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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