Kris Mikkelsen wins Lupton Invitational
- photo courtesy John Rawlston<br>Chattanooga Times Free Press
- photo courtesy John Rawlston
Chattanooga Times Free Press

OOLTEWAH, Tenn. (May 27, 2012) -- Kris Mikkelsen posed for pictures holding the Lupton Memorial trophy last year.

He did so again on Sunday with an addition.

Mikkelsen sat his eight-week son in the championship cup for pictures beside the 18th green at The Honors Course after he defended his title in the mid-amateur division of the Lupton Memorial Invitational.

"That will be a picture that we can look at 20 years from and just smile," said Mikkelsen, who wore a pink shirt for the final round again. "I'm pretty surprised that I played well given everything that's been going on since Holt was born."

Mikkelsen shot a final-round 2-under-par 70 for a 54-hole total of 2-under 214.

Third-round leader Andrew Lawson shot a final-round 78 for a 1-over total to finish tied for second with first-round leader Tyler McKeever and Honors Course member Tim Jackson at three strokes behind Mikkelsen.

Doug Hanzel won the senior division with 111 Stableford points to beat Brady Exber, Paul Simson and Chattanoogan Neil Spitalny by just one. Doug Marsh won the super-senior division by nine with 116 points.

Results: Lupton Memorial Invitational
1GAKris MikkelsenAtlanta, GA40072-72-70=214
T2TXAndrew LawsonDallas, TX30070-69-78=217
T2GATyler McKeeverAtlanta, GA30069-71-77=217
T2TNTim JacksonGermantown, TN30072-72-73=217
T5INKenny CookNoblesville, IN20077-68-73=218

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ABOUT THE Lupton Memorial Invitational

This event, named after club founder John T. Lupton, debuted in 2005 on a spectacular Pete Dye golf course near Chatanooga. Mitch Voges won the 1991 U.S. Amateur here, and Tiger Woods won the 1996 NCAA Championship here despite a final round 80. 54 hole individual event with a 36 hole cut. Stroke play format for the Championship division and Stableford format for the Senior division. Committee will invite 72 mid ams and 54 senior ams. The field will be cut to approximately 75% in each division following the 2nd round.

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