Ramachandran wins rain-shortened Magnolia Amateur
Photo: Hattiesburg Country Club
It was a pair of 4-under-par 67s that gave Seton Hall senior Deven Ramachandran
the victory in the weather-shortened Magnolia Amateur, held at Mississippi’s Hattiesburg Country Club over the weekend.
He finished one stroke better than Auburn’s Austin Coggin
(-7) in second place, and two strokes clear of LSU’s Drew Doyle
and Ole Miss’ Kye Meeks
(-6), who finished in a tie for third place. Rainy conditions shortened the event from its traditional 54-hole format to just a 36-hole event.
Ramachandran (San Rafael, Calif.) followed his first-round scorecard that featured four birdies and an eagle with a second round that saw the Pirate senior card eight birdies, including three in his final five holes, for his second straight round of 67. Coggin, a rising junior at Auburn, also fired a second round 67, while Doyle and Meeks both followed their first round 70 with a second round 66, tied for low round of the second day.
The final round was supposed to begin on Sunday at 8:00am, but weather did not allow for all remaining competitors to finish, resulting in the final round being completely washed, giving Ramachandran the victory.
With a two-round total of 144 (+2), Argentina’s Miguel Sancholuz
claimed top Mid-Amateur honors, while Meeks’ 6-under gave Ole Miss the “team” award for the school with the two lowest-finishing players. While Ole Miss was tied with South Alabama and UTSA, Meeks score through two rounds gave the Rebels the title.
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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