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May 22,2016- Buckley Wins Tupelo Amateur in Sunday Playoff
Tupelo, MS- Tupelo Country Club was the site for the MGA's second sanctioned event of the year. The tournament got under away Saturday and after play ended two Tupelo natives, Noah West and Vince Hodges, were tied for the lead in the Championship Division with a round one score of -1 (71). Right behind them was another Tupelo native, Damon Palmer, who finished round 1 with a 72 (E). After round 1 in the Senior Division, Scott Martin had sole position of the lead after he shot a 72 (E). Not far behind Martin was David Griffin and Barry Stafford who finished round 1 with a 74 (+2). In the Super Senior Division, Mike Thompson finished the day on top of the leaderboard with a 74 (+2). Scott Thames was close behind with a 76 (+4).
May 26, 2016- Greenwood Final Wraps up with Deserving Champions at the top of the Leaderboard
Greenwood, MS- Consistent play from some of the first round leaders proved to be enough to take home the title. Benjamin Nelson fired the low round 70 in the 16-18 division again in the second round to secure the title and win by eight strokes. The runner-up of this division, Cameron Mobley, shaved off a few strokes and carded a 73 today to put him four over total for the championship.
Finishing in the lead of the 14-15 division was Matt Billingsley, of Saltillo. Matt also played a consistent game here in Greenwood with two scores of 79. Finishing seven strokes behind was Eli Mitchell, of Meridian, who finished 82 and 83 in the final round. In the lead of our 12-13 division was David Beard. Beard finished strong and came in with 75 in today's round. Runner-up of the C Division was Jacob Germany of Madison who improved by six strokes in the second round
The Girls Division had only two competitors. Caton Blackburn and Frances Thames, both of Vicksburg, were accustomed to playing together since they play at the same club. Blackburn posted a 104 in the final round to put her in the lead as champion of the girls 13-18 division. Thames was the runner-up for the division and posted a 122 in the final round.