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Adams goes two extra holes in capturing Texas North title
Will Adams (Texas Golf Association photo)
Will Adams (Texas Golf Association photo)

There was extra golf played Sunday afternoon to determine the champion of the 2019 North Amateur. It took not one, but two playoff holes for Odessa’s Will Adams to capture the victory on the par-5 18th at The Courses at Watters Creek.

“I was thinking ‘Don’t hit it in the water,’” Adams said as he approached the tee for the second playoff. “I had hit it in the water twice and blew it right and tried to make birdie from there.”

Adams two-stroke lead coming into the final round was slim throughout the day, but he kept composure in the end, carding a 1-under-par 71 on the day, finishing with an 8-under 208 overall.

“I tried not to beat myself this week,” Adams said. “I didn’t let my emotions get the best of me and looked ahead to every next shot.”

Two tied for the second overall after the two-hole playoff with 8-under 208 overall scores: Tom Bevington of Frisco shot a 3-under 69, while Christopher Wheeler of Addison shot the low round of the day at 5-under 67.

Frisco’s Dawson Ovard, who was the day-one leader, finished fourth after he carded a 7-under 209 final score.

Gary Ezmerlian of Fort Worth shot an even-par 72 final round, placing him in fifth with a 4-under 212 overall score.

ABOUT THE Texas North Amateur

Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers who are 25 years of age or older by the tournament start date and residing in the North Texas region as defined by the Texas PGA Sections (North of 31 degree parallel, Salado TX and north is break point). Applicants must have a certified USGA Handicap Index of 8.4 or less.

Format: 54 holes Stroke Play. No Cut.

Field limit: 81 players

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