Connor Howe, Spencer Dunaway split the pot in Utah
Thanksgiving Point Co-Champion Spencer Howe
COVID-19 allowed for a rarity in amateur golf. Playing with pandemic precautions, the Thanksgiving Point Amateur Championship took place the last weekend in May. The 36-hole tournament at Lehi, Utah's Thanksgiving Point G.C. brought out several top collegiate players from the likes of Brigham Young University and Georgia Tech.
As it turns out, there would have been a nice D-I playoff battle at hand featuring both teams, as Georgia Tech junior Connor Howe and BYU Senior Spencer Dunaway finished the weekend tied at 3-under 141 on the 7761-yard Johnny Miller layout located 30 minutes south of Salt Lake. (And lest you wonder about the distance, players have a little altitude advantage at the course's 4450 feet elevation.)
Social distancing meant no hanging around the scoreboard, post-tournament lunches, or trophy ceremony. And while a playoff was out of the question, that might be just fine. Our country is in grief on a number of levels right now, and somehow "sharing the title" sounds a lot better than "sudden-death."
So this year's Thanksgiving Point co-champions are Connor Howe of nearby Ogden, and Mililani, Hawaii native Spencer Dunaway.
The pair finished two shots clear of AJGA standout Simon Kwon, who posted the low round of the tournament with a 68 on Sunday to finish solo third.
ABOUT THE Thanksgiving Point Amateur
36-hole individual flighted stroke play tournament with
Gross and Net competitions. Must have current
USGA/GHIN handicap; maximum handicap index of
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