Chris Kamin of Phoenix, Arizona, shot 6-under 207 on his way to a five-stroke victory on Thursday in the Trans-Miss Mid-Master Championship at Hacienda Golf Club in La Habra Heights, California.
Kamin after he also won the event in 2018. There was little drama to be had as Kamin authored three under-par rounds to break free of the field, ahead of runner-up Jonathan Minkoff of Glendale, California. First-round leader Marc Engellenner finished solo third at 2-over 215.
It’s been a tremendous stretch of golf for Kamin, whom we profiled earlier this month. He has won the past two Arizona Stroke Play Championships and has cleaned up in the state’s biggest amateur events.
In the senior division, Jon Lindstrom of Denver, Colorado, shot 4-under 209 to win by two strokes over John Adams of San Clemente, California. Lindstrom opened with a 6-under 65 and held on with a pair of 72s to close out the tournament. The 55-year-old Lindstrom is the first Colorado resident to win the Trans-Miss Senior, an event that debuted in 2000.
It’s another big win for Lindstrom, who captured the International Senior Individual Championship in 2022. The three-time Colorado Mid-Am winner also won the Heron Creek National Senior earlier this year.
Chris DeJohn, representing Arcola Country Club in Paramus, New Jersey, defeated Kevin Miller, 2 and 1, to win the championship division of the 113th Walter J. Travis Invitational on Sunday afternoon at Garden City (New York) Golf Club.
After a back and forth first eight holes, DeJohn took control of the final match by winning Nos. 9, 11 and 13 to take a 3-up lead. Miller won the next two holes to cut into the lead, but DeJohn won the 17th hole with a birdie to close out the match.
Miller was the No. 1 seed in the match-play bracket after firing a 1-under 72 on Friday. DeJohn struggled to a 4-over 77 before making a run to the final.
The Travis Invitational has multiple match-play brackets based off of initial stroke-play performance. In the Devereux Emmet bracket, Andrew Bailey defeated Garrett Engel, 5 and 4; Daniel Russo beat Chris Lange, 6 and 5, to win the Dwight D. Eisenhower Cup; Andrew Lane edged Greg Shuman, 2 and 1, to win the Charles B. Macdonald Cup; Alex Rodger won, 3 and 2, over Mike Mitchell to win the Robert T. Jones Cup; and Jonathan Keane beat Kevin Gai, 2 and 1, for the William H. Taft Cup.