Calef cruises to victory at Texas North Mid-Am
Irving, TX (March 25, 2012) – With three days of not a cloud in the sky and very calm winds, weather could not have been any better for the North Mid-Amateur Championship. Old American Golf Club played host and did an amazing job in getting the course playable after a week of pouring rain. After three days Mike Calef was able to separate himself from the field and claim a four shot victory and his first TGA championship.

Mike Calef has only been in Texas for a few months after moving from the Boston area, but he has already made a name for himself. Calef has only played in two TGA championships, and added this victory to a runner-up finish in the North Four-Ball earlier this year. Mike Calef had a four shot lead entering the final round, and with no one making a charge he was able to cruise to victory. With rounds of 70-68-72, Calef was the only player under par for the week.

Brandon Scott fired a final round of one under par 70 to finish alone in second place at one over par for the week. This is Scott’s second consecutive runner-up finish in this championship. Colby Harwell had a consistent week with rounds of 70-72-73 to finish in third place. Defending champion Aaron Hickman struggled with a final round of 75 to finish in a tie for fourth place.

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ABOUT THE Texas North Mid-Amateur

Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers who are 25 years of age or older by the tournament start date and residing in the North Texas region as defined by the Texas PGA Sections (North of 31 degree parallel, Salado TX and north is break point). Applicants must have a certified USGA Handicap Index of 8.4 or less. Format: 54 holes Stroke Play. No Cut. Field limit: 84 players.

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