Engellenner, Lindstrom win titles at International Mid & Senior
, Jon Lindstrom
and teams from Maryland, West Virginia and Georgia (South) came away with wins at the International Mid-Am/Senior Championship held in Pawleys Island, South Carolina on Sunday.
Engellenner blazed his way to a final round 66 to finish at 9-under 207, which was good for a three-shot win over Justin Young
of Salem, Va. in the mid-amateur division, while Lindstrom held off a hard-charging Bob Royak
to win the senior division with a 4-under score of 212.
Both Engellenner and Lindstrom set themselves up for success with strong opening rounds on Thursday.
Engellenner turned carded a bogey-free 5-under 67 in the first round to take a one-shot lead over the field. However, following a 2-over 74 on Saturday, the Rocklin, Calif. native found himself four back of Young heading into the final round. However, a 6-under 66, which included a string of birdies on holes 14, 15 and 16, lifted Engellenner to the biggest win of his career.
Lindstrom paved his way to the senior division title by opening with a 6-under 66 on Thursday to build a three-stroke lead on the field. The Denver native closed with rounds of 72 and 74 to finish at 4-under 212, which was good for a one-stroke victory 2019 U.S. Senior Amateur champion Royak, who shot a 67 in his final round.
In the team portion of the event, Maryland (Brendan Kelly
, Charlie Winegardner
, Ryan McCarthy
and Billy Peel
) tied with West Virginia (Sam O'Dell
, Pat Carter
, Cam Roam
and Philip Reale
) at 7-under 641 for the mid-amateur division title.
The Georgia-South team (Royak, Doug Hanzel
, Michael Standard
) claimed the senior division team title with a winning score of 4-under 144, four strokes clear of Arkansas and North Carolina-East.
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