Notebook: Scurlock wins mid-am division at Timuquana Cup

Blair Scurlock withstood a final-round surge to win the Mid-Amateur Division at the 2013 Timuquana Cup.

Scurlock led the division after a Saturday 72 and shot 75 on Sunday to win by two.

In the Senior Division, David Anthony clipped Doug Hanzel by one shot.

Hanzel was in the lead after the first round of action but Anthony shot a second consecutive 72, besting Hanzel by two shots Sunday.

Mike Vallencourt and former PGA Tour member Steve Melnyk were tied for third after identical rounds of 74-72.

The Timuquana Cup is an invitational tournament with a field consisting of 40 of the top mid-amateur players in the country, together with 20 of the top senior amateurs.

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ACES WILD AT AMATEURGOLF.COM TWO- MAN LINKS CHAMPIONSHIP

Cinco de Mayo wound up as Cinco de Uno for Steven Bobus during the first round of the amateurgolf.com Two-Man Links Championship. An easy winner of the "shot-of-the-day" compeititon that takes place each day, Steven Bobus made a hole-in-one on the 170- yard 8th hole, a downhill par-3 with a huge redan green.

The two posted 1-over par 72 on the day, five behind leaders Dieter Dammeier and Chris Lawton (67). A stroke back is the father/son team from Savannah, Gary and Scott Friend. Three teams are tied at Net 70.

In the Championship Division, the lead belongs to another father/son team - Bill and Alec Tahy. The younger Tahy, Alec, is a high school senior who missed his prom to attend the event with his dad. He made four solid birdies on his first tour of Old Mac, while his father posted a beautiful 2 on the par-3 second hole and saved par in some other key spots. In the fall, Alec will attend the University of Arkansas on a golf scholarship.

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AUE TOPS BERMAN IN FINALE AT RICHARDSON MEMORIAL

Russ Aue defeated top-seeded Hal Berman 2-up in the championship match to win the 2013 Richardson Invitational at the 6,767-yard Sewanee Golf Club.

Aue earned the No. 3 seed after stroke-play qualifying and the Bethpage State Park player rolled through the 16-man bracket with wins over Pat Wilson of Pine Valley, Phillip Gutterman and Berman.

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PAUL TUCKER, BRENT ROOF WIN CAROLINAS FOUR-BALL

Paul Tucker buried an 18-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to clinch victory for himself and partner Brent Roof at Camden Country Club.

The win was at the hands of defending champions Brian Westveer and Matthew Crenshaw, two of the southest region's best mid-amateurs and was a source of revenge for Tucker and Roof, who lost in the final match last year.

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JOE ALFIERI GOES WIRE-TO-WIRE AT FLORIDA MID-AM STROKE PLAY

Joe Alfieri fired rounds of 67-71-69 to win with ease at Vero Beach Country Club.

Alfieri got off to a hot start in the first round posting the low round of the tournament with a 5-under 67 to take a two-shot lead into the second round --- and never looked back.



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