Roundup: Christovich wins Louisiana Mid-Am

Amateur Patrick Christovich of New Orleans during U. S. Open Sectional Qualifying at Hawks Ridge Golf Club in Ball Ground, GA.
Amateur Patrick Christovich of New Orleans during U. S. Open Sectional Qualifying at Hawks Ridge Golf Club in Ball Ground, GA. ( Tracy Wilcox )

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Patrick Christovich started the final round of the Louisiana Mid-Amateur one shot off the pace but shot a 68 to clinch his fourth consecutive title in the event.

Christovich, a potential candidate for one of the two mid-amateur positions on the 2013 U.S. Walker Cup squad, only boosted his chances of remaining in the conversation with the victory.

Christovich finished 54 holes at 7-under 209, five shots ahead of Rod Baronet.

After taking the lead early in the final round, Christovich fell victim to a bogey on the par-4 11th. He showed the resolve that has made him into one of the country’s top mid-amateurs by recording birdies on the next two holes to move out of reach.

Earlier this year, Christovich tied for sixth at the Birmingham National Invitational after placing second at the 2012 Coleman Invitational.

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ARIZONA AMATEUR: 57-SEED COLEGROVE PREVAILS: Seeded 57th on the 64-man match-play bracket at the 89th Arizona Amateur Championship, Christian Colegrove prevailed over No. 18 seed James Russo in Saturday’s championship match at Pinnacle Peak Country Club.

Colegrove won in 19 holes, the same margin by which he defeated Austin Quick in the semifinals.

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MET (NY) AMATEUR: PAT WILSON ROLLS TO CHAMPIONSHIP: Former St. John’s University golfer Pat Wilson captured his first Metropolitan Golf Association title by defeating Trevor Randolph, 8 and 7, in the championship match at The Stanwich Club in Greenwich, Conn.

Wilson raced out to the early lead, winning seven of the first nine holes, and never looked back.

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NORTH CAROLINA MATCH PLAY: JENKINS REMAINS IN WINNER’S CIRCLE: Carter Jenkins added to his impressive summer by winning the North Carolina Amateur Match Play at Carolina Country Club. Jenkins, who won last month’s Carolinas Amateur Championship at The Ocean Course in Kiawah Island, knocked off Alex Nianouris, 6 and 5, in the final.

The incoming freshman at North Carolina-Greensboro needed just 90 minutes to dispatch Nianouris in the championship match.

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MET (ST. LOUIS) AMATEUR: WELDON WINS SECOND STRAIGHT: Kyle Weldon became just the second player in Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association history to successfully defend his title at the Amateur Championship.

Weldon shot a final-round 70 to hold off a surge from Phil Caravia and won by two shots.

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WASHINGTON METRO AMATEUR: HUGE BEATS DELMAR IN 34 HOLES: Maclain Huge chipped in for birdie on the 34th hole to seal a 3-and-2 victory over Steve Delmar at the 94th Washington Metropolitan Amateur Championship at Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, Md.

The competitors entered the final nine holes of the scheduled 36-hole final all square before Huge took a 2-up lead. At the par-3 16th, Huge ended the match by sinking his chip from 30 feet in back of the flag.

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AUSTIN CITY CHAMPIONSHIP: NORTHINGTON WINS BY THREE: Daniel Northington fired rounds of 66-68-70-70 to win the Austin City Men’s Championship by three shots.

Northington trailed by two shots after Round 1, but made it up with three solid rounds.

Brian Noonan was runner-up after climbing the leaderboard with a final-round 67.

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