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Plano's Boyd wins TGA's Mid-Amateur Match Play Title

on 29 July 2012.

PLANO—Playing in his hometown worked out just fine for Lucas Boyd.

The Plano native won the Texas Golf Association’s Mid-Amateur Match Play Championship at the city’s premier course, the Queens Course at Gleneagles Country Club. After suffering through several days of triple-digit heat, a calm, clear morning greeted finalists Boyd and Brandon Scott from Denton.

Boyd jumped out to an early 2-up lead after Scott made a few bogeys. After a birdie on the fifth hole, Boyd had a commanding 3-up lead and looked to have complete control of the match. He added another birdie on the eighth hole to increase the lead.

Scott then won the ninth hole and trimmed the lead back to 3 up for Boyd. The hometown favorite made another birdie on the 10th hole to surge back to a 4-up advantage.  The match remained at that state until a costly bogey by Scott made it dormie—Boyd was five-up with five to play. 

Boyd closed it out with a par-saving putt on the 14th to win 4 and 3. Both players earned exemptions into the 2012 Texas Mid-Amateur by way of making the final match.

Gleneagles Country Club has hosted many championships in recent years including the 2005 North Mid-Amateur and the 2011 North Amateur. Gleneagles also has the distinction of hosting the IFQ-A, which is the only final qualifying site in the U.S. for the British Open. 

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