Ramachandran wins rain-shortened Magnolia Amateur
Photo: Hattiesburg Country Club
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.

Results: The Magnolia Amateur
1CADeven RamachandranSan Rafael, CA30067-67=134
2ALAustin CogginVestavia Hills, AL20068-67=135
T3KYDrew DoyleLouisville, KY10070-66=136
T3MSKye MeeksWalnut, MS10070-66=136
T5TXCaleb HicksArlington, TX10068-69=137

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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 holes.

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 Tournament Committee.

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