La Habra Heights, CA – Jon Lindstrom of Denver, Colorado fought of the other contenders at Hacienda Golf Club to claim the title of TMGA Senior Champion. Chris Kamin of Phoenix, Arizona wins his second TMGA Mid-Master Championship title. Curtis Worley of Coronado, California comes from behind to claim the Super Senior Championship in his first TMGA tournament. Patrick Rohan of Rancho Santa Fe, California strung together three solid rounds to win the Legends Championship. Three of the second round leaders were able to maintain their lead and claim titles.
Lindstrom started the final round in first place at five-under-par with a four shot lead over John Adams of San Clemente, California. Lindstrom had a very consistent round with only three bogies and two birdies to shoot a one-over-par 72. He finished the tournament at four-under-par 209. Craig Davis of Chula Vista, California finished the tournament even-par 213, with TMGA President and US Walker Cup Captain, Mike McCoy of Norwalk, Iowa claiming fourth at three-over-par 216.
The 2018 Mid-Master Champion, Chris Kamin, claimed another TMGA Mid-Master title, shooting three under par rounds for a total of six-under-par 207. Kamin held on to his lead from the second round and finished five shots over solo second place Jonathan Minkoff of Glendale, California. The first round leader, Marc Engellenner of Rocklin, California, finished in third place with a total score of two-over-par 2015.
Curtis Worley, Super Senior Champion, started his final round three shots off of the second round leader, Michael Booker. Worley matched his three bogies with three birdies to finish even-par 71 for the day and five-over-par 218 for the tournament. The biggest jump in the Super Senior division was Jeff Burda of La Quinta, California who shot a three-under-par 68 to claim solo second place. Burda won the Super Senior Championship in 2022 at Trinity Forest Golf Club and in 2021 at Meadow Club. In third place is Rick Goolsby of Fullerton, California and host club member shooting nine-over-par 222 for the tournament.
In the Legends division, Patrick Rohan played very consistent golf to claim the title and shoot a four-over-par 75 and thirteen-over-par 226 for the tournament. Finishing in second place was Dave Runberg Centennial, Colorado with nineteen-over-par for three rounds.
The players dealt with some cooler temperatures in the morning, but the sun finally broke through as the last few groups were finishing play.
The Trans-Mississippi Golf Association extends its sincere appreciation to Hacienda Golf Club, its attentive staff and supportive membership for all their help and support ahead of and during the 2023 TMGA Senior & Mid-Master Championship.
Extra special thanks to General Manager Wade Berzas, Head Golf Professional Kyle Mendoza, Golf Course Superintendent Rafael Martinez, and his amazing grounds crew, as well as Clubhouse Manager Voltaire Aniceto. This year’s championship would not have been possible without their efforts.
The first Trans-Mississippi Senior Championship was held in 2000 at White Bear Yacht Club in Dellwood, Minnesota. In 2011, the TMGA expanded the championship to include a Super Senior division (players aged 65 and older). As the association and event continued to grow, a Legends division (players aged 70 and older) was added in 2013. Five years later, the TMGA created a Mid-Master division (players aged 40 and older) and it has continued to attract some of the best amateurs from around the country.
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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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