Trevor Randolph overcame a bumpy start, moved into the lead of the MGA Mid-Amateur Championship after two others faltered and secured a repeat with a scrambling par on the 18th hole Thursday at Tamarack Country Club.
No big deal.
The 43-year-old New Jersey resident who plays out of Arcola Country Club shot a final-round 69 to finish with a 1-over total of 141. Black Oak member Brian Komline bogeyed the final hole and wound up in second. Randolph pushed his drive on the 18th hole right, punched his next shot over the green then got up and down to secure the win.
He won the Hochster Memorial, the Travis Invitational and NJSGA Mid-Am earlier this season.
“This course is very difficult,””said Randolph, who opened with a double bogey. “The greens are very fast and if you hit it in the wrong spots off the tee you’re playing defense the whole way. I was really happy with all parts of my game.”
Dan McDonald, another member of Arcola, held the lead until a string of three bogeys on the backside. He finished third at 144. Steven Tarulli of Hempstead was fourth at 5-over and Dennis Lynch of Nassau was fifth at 146.
The best local finisher was GlenArbor’s Ned Zachar, who finished at 9-over.