Jeremy Sisson finishes off wire-to-wire victory at Dixie Men's Amateur
Jeremy Sisson (Nebraska Athletics photo)
finished off a wire-to-wire victory on Sunday to win the Dixie Amateur at Eagle Trace Golf Club in Coral Springs, Fla.
Sisson, who plays collegiately at the University of Nebraska, posted a 4-under score of 284 which was good for a one-stroke victory over Tristan Wieland
while mid-amateur Jose Vega
finished two back at 2-under 286.
Sisson took a one-shot lead into the final round over Wieland, Vega and defending champion Evan Myers
and with no one in the chase pack able to mount a Sunday charge, the Skaneateles, N.Y. native shot a 1-under round of 71 to close out the biggest win of his career.
Wieland was able to draw even with Sisson after making a birdie on the 15th to get to 2-under on the day, but missed his chance to force a playoff after finishing with a bogey on the last.
In a week where Eagle Trace was particularly stingy, Sisson never relinquished his spot atop the leaderboard following an opening round of 3-under 69 on Thursday when he made four birdies in a four-hole stretch.
Sisson joined the Nebraska men’s golf program after spending his freshman season at Arkansas in 2019-20. He previously won the 2017 Golfweek International Junior Invitational.
Sisson's title caps off a strong 2022 fall season for the senior. In 11 rounds of action for Nebraska this fall, Sisson accumulated a 72.73 stroke average.
ABOUT THE Dixie Men's Amateur
Historic Florida amateur golf tournament
open to former Dixie Amateur champions,
tournament committee invitees and
major amateur championships.
The Dixie has a traditionally strong
field due to college break, and a
past-champions list that includes many PGA
players as well as top-ranked amateurs.
72-hole stroke play
championship with a 54 hole cut down to 72 players
and ties. The field
limit will be 108 players. Played
at Eagle Trace Golf Club. Apply for
an invitation at www.dixieamateur.com
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