Denver, CO – The 118th playing of the TMGA Amateur Championship commenced today at Denver Country Club with a new competitive course record setting the pace. BYU Senior David Timmins seven (-7) under leads the way by one shot over Juri Zuska. Timmins scorecard included one eagle, six birdies and a lone bogey. “I stuck to my gameplan that I devised during my practice round and remained diligent in my club selection off the tee. I also hit three or four wedged to tap in range”, stated Timmins. While the 69th WAGR ranked Zuska turned the front nine at even par, he scorched the back nine shooting 29 which included a bogey. Jiri Zuska stands in 12th place on the points list after 4 series events and would dramatically improve his position with a top finish this week.
Six players sit at -5, including Connor Gaunt, Connor Jones, Cooper Davis, Frank Lindwall, Mathew Comegys, and Carson Bacha. Three more players sit three back at (-4) to finish out the top ten. That group includes Jay Livsey, one of the eleven Mid-Ams in the field, William Mouw, and Andi Xu.
Denver Country Club has hosted several Trans-Miss Championships through the club’s distinguished history. Over 80 club members are volunteering for the event by providing host housing, spotters and scoring for the championship. The course plays just over 7000 yards, par 70 with today’s average score of 70.6.
After a perfect morning for golf with mid 70 temperatures and mild winds, the afternoon became a start and stop affair with pop up lightning stopping play on two separate occasions. With players just making the turn for the final nine after the second delay, play resumed at 6:55 PM and all but one group managed to complete play at 8:55 PM. Play will resume at 7:30 AM and round two tee times will commence stating on time at 8:00 AM.
The TMGA Amateur Championship is part of the new Elite Amateur Golf Series which kicked of this summer. Top players from the series will earn PGA Tour starts, Korn Ferry Tour starts and exemptions into the US Amateur and into the finals of US Open qualifiers in 2023.
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ABOUT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI GOLF ASSOCIATION: The Trans-Mississippi Golf Association is one of the oldest and most prestigious golf organizations in the United States. Established in 1901, the Trans-Mississippi is composed of over 300 member clubs located throughout the country. The Association is governed by a board of independent directors and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.
Our mission is to:
- Promote and advance the true spirit of amateur golf by cultivating fellowship, harmony, friendly competition and cooperation among members of the association.
- Conduct four annual tournaments – the Trans-Mississippi Amateur, a summer competition inaugurated in 1901, the Trans-Mississippi Senior & Mid-Master Championship which began in 2000, the Trans-Mississippi Four-Ball which began in 1981 and the Trans-Mississippi Junior-Senior which was added to the schedule in 2021. All four championships rotate annually among the nation’s finest golf courses.
- Cultivate and promote our Turf Scholarship Fund, which provides interns to our member clubs agronomy staff. These internships provide a hands on learning experience for students preparing to enter the golf course agronomy field at some of the countries best facilities with top-flight superintendents. Clubs gain the benefit of additional assistance and teaching potential new staff with funding provided by the Trans-Mississippi Turf Scholarship Fund.
ABOUT ELITE AMATEUR SERIES: The Elite Amateur Series of seven top ranked amateur championships across the country. The seven events include the Sunnehanna Amateur, Northeast Am, North & South Amateur, TMGA Amateur, Southern Amateur, Pacific Coast Amateur and the Western Amateur.
About the Trans-Mississippi Golf Association
The Trans-Mississippi Golf Association is one of the oldest and most prestigious golf organizations in the United States. Established in 1901, the Trans-Mississippi is composed of over 200 member clubs located throughout the country. The Association is governed by a board of independent directors and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.
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