Playing in their first Trans-Miss Championship, the team of Derek Meinhart (above right) and Joseph Deraney (above left) came from behind to win the Trans-Mississippi Four-Ball Championship at The Club at Olde Stone in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
The duo started the final round with a four-shot deficit behind RW McDonald and Colby Harwell. Their seven-birdie, one-eagle performance gave them an impressive 9-under-par 63 for the final round, paired with a 70 and 67 from the first two rounds for a total score of 16-under-par 200.
The leaderboard for the Senior division changed little during the third and final round and saw last year’s second-place team claim this year’s title. Mike Lohner and Don Dean maintained their lead from the first round, shooting 3-under-par 69, combined with a 68 and 66 for a total of 13-under 203.
Ed Turner and Doug Hopton-Jones claimed the Super Senior division by five strokes ahead of Lester Devitt and Charles Yandell. Turner and Hopton-Jones finished with a 1-under-par 71, along with a 73 and 67 for a total score of 5-under 211.
Germany's Matthias Schmid successfully defended his European Amateur Championship at Zurich Golf & Country Club, shooting 11-under 273, three clear of countryman Nick Bachem.
Schmid, ranked No. 18 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, entered the final round tied with Bachem after they both blistered the course in the third round. Bachem matched the course record with a 63, while Schmid shot 64.
Bachem fell back on the final day, posting a 4-over par 75. Schmid signed for even-par 71, despite a double bogey on the 72nd hole.
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