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Jackson defends Birmingham title

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Tim Jackson, of Germantown, Tenn., shot a final-round 67 June 3 at the Country Club of Birmingham (Ala.) to defend his Birmingham National Invitational title.

Jackson – a two-time U.S. Mid-Amateur champion – finished at 5-under 208, three shots ahead of Carlton Forrester, No. 10 in the Golfweek/Titleist Amateur Rankings. Jackson and Forrester started the day tied two shots off the lead of Talbert Griffin III, who finished third. Griffin shot a final-round 73 to finish at 1-under 212.

William Mitchell finished fourth at 2 over par. He recovered from an opening-round 78 with rounds of 69-68. He and Jackson were the only players with two rounds in the 60s.

Gayle Sanchez, No. 66 in the Golfweek/Titleist Senior Amateur Rankings, won the senior division by six shots. He closed with a second consecutive 72 to finish at 1-under 212. Bill Moor finished second at 5-over 218.

Final scores with relation to par from the Country Club of Birmingham National Invitational Tournament, played June 1-3 at the par-71 Country Club of Birmingham (Ala.):

MID-AMS

1. Tim Jackson 68-73-67–208
-5 2. Carlton Forrester 70-71-70–211
-2 3. Talbert Griffin III 70-69-73–212
-1 4. William Mitchell 78-69-68–215 + 2 5. Jonathan Mathias 72-72-72–216 + 3 6. Seth Sargent 71-73-72–216 + 3 7. Steve Hudson 72-71-73–216 + 3 8. Jeff Belk 70-70-79–219 + 6 9. Will Swift 73-74-74–221 + 8 10. Charlie Whittington 73-74-74–221 + 8 11. Del Wood 74-73-74–221 + 8 12. Mike McCoy 73-76-73–222 + 9 13. Bobby Spiller 72-70-80–222 + 9 14. Mailon Kent III 73-76-75–224 + 11 15. Dan Crockett 74-70-80–224 + 11 16. Jack Hall 75-73-76–224 + 11 17. Jeff Warren 75-80-71–226 + 13 18. Richard Sexton III 78-71-77–226 + 13 19. Grady Brame 74-78-74–226 + 13 20. John Fulkerson 79-72-76–227 + 14 21. Jeff Calloway 78-76-73–227 + 14 22. Erin McDonald 74-75-79–228 + 15 23. Jim Kemp 77-76-76–229 + 16 24. Hawkins Tatum 72-80-77–229 + 16 25. Earle Bidez 79-71-79–229 + 16 26. Lawrence Largent 70-82-77–229 + 16 27. Bob Skinner 75-74-80–229 + 16 28. Bart Middlebrooks 72-81-77–230 + 17 29. Tra Dykes 77-76-78–231 + 18 30. Ralph Mathews 78-77-76–231 + 18 31. Kris Mikkelsen 76-80-75–231 + 18 32. Cary Cooper 74-76-81–231 + 18 33. Bill Hardin 78-79-75–232 + 19 34. John Beatty 83-71-78–232 + 19 35. Claud Cooper 76-76-80–232 + 19 36. Brad Stainsby 79-73-80–232 + 19 37. Forrest Crabtree 79-78-76–233 + 20 38. Richard Douglas 76-81-76–233 + 20 39. Doug Davis 77-77-80–234 + 21 40. Alan Fuller 79-77-80–236 + 23 41. Fred McCord Jr. 79-81-76–236 + 23 42. Dean Hall 83-78-76–237 + 24 43. Sam Lewis 81-77-79–237 + 24 44. Michael Crews 81-77-80–238 + 25 45. Mike Osborn 78-77-83–238 + 25 46. David Malone 77-77-84–238 + 25 47. Mac Barnhard 79-81-79–239 + 26 48. Walker Grant 76-80-83–239 + 26 49. Alan Pope 80-80-81–241 + 28 50. Buzz Coons 76-81-84–241 + 28 51. Murray Hixson 76-86-80–242 + 29 52. Tevis Upton 81-75-87–243 + 30 53. David Steingart 78-85-80–243 + 30 54. Tab Hudson 85-80-80–245 + 32 55. Patrick Donovan 78-87-85–250 + 37 56. Paul Garner 71-73-WD

SENIORS

1. Gayle Sanchez 68-72-72–212
-1 2. Bill Moor 71-71-76–218 + 5 3. Doug Farr 72-73-75–220 + 7 4. Jud Grace 75-73-74–222 + 9 5. Jerry Greenbaum 77-73-72–222 + 9 6. Bev Hargraves 72-78-72–222 + 9 7. Bill Ploeger 77-76-74–227 + 14 8. Doug Parker 72-72-83–227 + 14 9. Vance Fulkerson 77-79-75–231 + 18 10. Edward Patridge 76-81-75–232 + 19

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