Joe Deraney wins his second-straight Mississippi Mid-Am
Joe Deraney (Mississippi Golf Association)
survived a rollercoaster final round to win his second consecutive Mississippi Mid-Amateur Championship on Sunday at Tupelo (Miss.) Country Club.
Deraney, a multi-time tournament winner, finished the 54-hole event with a 1-over score of 217 to earn a one-stroke victory over Michael Hodges (Belden, Miss.), who finished at 218 on rounds of 74-71-73.
Six bogeys, a double bogey and five birdies led to a final round 74 for Deraney, who made things perhaps more interesting than they should have been with a bogey-bogey finish to win the title by one-stroke over Hayes, who closed with a 73.
It was Deraney's second straight Mississippi Mid-Amateur title, following his win last year at Castlewood Country Club, adding to an impressive list of championships which include wins at the Mississippi State Amateur (2018), Kentucky Mid-Amateur (2016-17), Canadian Mid-Amateur (2018-19), Stocker Cup (2016, '19), Timuquana Cup (2016), and Carlton Woods Invitational (2018). He also finished runner-up at the 2019 U.S. Mid-Amateur.
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ABOUT THE Mississippi Mid-Amateur
Tournament is scheduled for 54 holes of stroke play.
Field size is limited to the first 96 players. The
Championship is open to amateurs who have
reached their 25th birthday and are bona fide
residents of the state of Mississippi for at least 60
days prior to the first round of the tournament.
Participants must conform with the USGA Rules of
Amateur Status. All participants in Mississippi Golf
Association State Championships will be required to
have an active GHIN Handicap through a USGA
Licensed Mississippi Club. Participants must be bona
fide residents of the state of Mississippi for at least
60 days prior to the first round of the tournament.
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