Michigan golfer - Randal Lewis wins U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship

Farmington Hills, MI – Randal Lewis, 54, of Alma, Mich. wins the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship at Shadow Hawk Golf Club by defeating 31- year-old Kenny Cook of Nobleville, Ind., 3 and 2, in a 36-hole championship match. Lewis makes history by becoming the oldest U.S. Mid-Amateur champion by five years, surpassing George Zahringer, who was 49 years of age in 2002. Lewis and Cook halved the par-4 34th hole to end the match. Lewis played steady golf all day, making just three bogeys and shooting the equivalent of four under par for 34 holes.

As an amateur, Lewis plays for the love of the game and this win comes with special bragging rights of getting his name engraved on the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship trophy. With this win comes an even bigger prize - a special invitation to play in The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National next spring.

This is Lewis’ first national golf tournament win, but he’s no stranger to winning. He won the Michigan Amateur Championship at Oakland Hills CC in 1992 defeating Dean Kobane (Livonia) 3 & 2 and he won it again in 1999 at Detroit Golf Club defeating Shawn Koch (Howell) 1 up. Lewis was named the GAM men’s ‘Golfer of the Decade’ (90’s).

 

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