Smith wins second US Mid-Amateur Championship

Posted October 9, 2009 - Western Pennsylvania Golf Association - Contact

In the USGA Mid-Amateur Championship final, Pittsburgh's Nathan Smith got off to a fast start, five up after eight holes played at three under par, and played solid golf the rest of the way to beat Tim Spitz, Rochester, NY, 7&6, at Kiawah Island Club, South Carolina. It was Smith's second Mid-Am title, the other in 2003 at Wilmington CC, Delaware.

Smith was also co-medalist, shooting 72-68--140, tying Mike McCoy, Des Moines.

Two other area players also qualified for match play. Sean Knapp reached the third round, and Arnold Cutrell, second round, where he lost to Knapp, 3&2. This is the first time the area has seen three players advance to the second round in the Mid-Amateur.