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Event: 102nd Tennessee State Amateur

Host Site: Belle Meade Country Club, Nashville, Tennessee

Playing Dates: August 8-11, 2017

Swoboda Swoops in to Win 102nd Tennessee State Amateur


John Swoboda made a late run and outlasted the field to win his first TGA Championship.

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NASHVILLE, TENN (August 11th, 2017) Belle Meade Country played host to one of the most compelling final rounds in the Tennessee Amateur Championship history Friday afternoon. As the fourth and final round unfolded, five different players spent time in first place. William Nottingham, who entered the final round with a one-shot lead, failed to create separation as he started the day with four pars. While the Clemson golfer was working for pars, Austin Carter found two birdies on his first four holes to join the lead at six-under-par. The last three holes of the front nine changed the dynamic of the championship. Carter made three consecutive birdies to race out in front, turning at eight-under-par for the week. Nottingham matched the birdie on No. 7 then found trouble on No. 8. The three-time TGA champion made a triple-bogey then made bogey on No. 9, turning at two-under-par.


Just when it appeared Carter was going to create some separation, the recent high school graduate bogeyed Nos. 11-12 taking the lead down to six-under-par. Brayden Garrison made birdie on Nos. 14 and 15 to take the lead at seven-under-par. Garrison’s tee shot on No. 16 hit hard off the green leading to a bogey. Another bogey on No. 17 took Garrison out of contention. Meanwhile, John Swoboda, who was in the finally pairing, three-under-par and five shots back at the turn, found a birdie on No. 15. “I made a nice little putt on No. 15 and decided to check the leaderboard for the first time,” Swoboda said. The 24 year-old found the motivation he needed. “I knew I had to get on a hot streak,” Swoboda said. Swoboda did get hot, picking up two more birdies on Nos. 16-17 to join Carter at six-under-par heading to No. 18.

Carter found the greenside bunker on the finishing hole but hit a splendid shot to inside five-feet. Unfortunately, the par putt slid by. Back in the fairway Swoboda changed his game plan. “Once I hit a good tee shot, I was contemplating firing at the pin or going for the middle of the green. Once I found out I needed a par it was a no brainer,” Swoboda said. The Mount Juliet resident executed his plan to perfection, finding the middle of the green. A nice lag putt left just over a foot for the win. Swoboda knocked it in and became the 102ndTennessee Amateur Champion. “This is the biggest win I have had. I have played amateur tournaments the last six years. I did not play college golf. I had a nice year last year but this is definitely the biggest win.” Swoboda said. “I had ups and downs this week but going into today I knew I was going to win this thing,” Swoboda said in closing. 


Pos.

Player

City/State

Today

Total

R1

R2

R3

R4

Total

1

Swoboda, John

Mount Juliet, Tenn.

-2

-6

70

74

68

70

282

T2

Burns, Kevin

Johnson City, Tenn.

-3

-5

76

65

73

69

283

T2

Greer, Ryan

Knoxville, Tenn.

-3

-5

73

70

71

69

283

T2

Garrison, Brayden

Nolensville, Tenn.

-3

-5

70

71

73

69

283

T2

Carter, Austin

Kingsport, Tenn.

-1

-5

74

68

70

71

283

6

Green, A.Jacks

Franklin, Tenn.

-1

-4

72

72

69

71

284

T7

Sherlin, Jacob

Hendersonville, Tenn.

-5

-3

73

73

72

67

285

T7

Nottingham, William

Kingsport, Tenn.

3

-3

67

73

70

75

285

9

Cooper, Matt

Collierville, Tenn.

-5

-2

75

74

70

67

286

T10

Rhea, Jack

Jonesborough, Tenn.

-1

-1

68

75

73

71

287

T10

Ray, Nolan

Brentwood, Tenn.

-1

-1

72

71

73

71

287

T10

Watts, David

Cleveland , Tenn.

4

-1

73

70

68

76

287

13

Ochsenreiter, Brock

Nashville, Tenn.

-1

Even

70

73

74

71

288

14

Cross, Spencer

Sevierville, Tenn.

-2

1

70

72

77

70

289

T15

Maum, Blake

Chattanooga, Tenn.

-1

2

72

75

72

71

290

T15

Worley, Brandon

Kingsport, Tenn.

Even

2

69

75

74

72

290

T15

Uselton, Jack

Tullahoma, Tenn.

3

2

72

74

69

75

290

T18

Johnson, Trevor

Brentwood, Tenn.

-3

3

71

77

74

69

291

T18

Ingalls, Aaron

Jackson, Tenn.

-1

3

75

73

72

71

291

T18

Creekmore, Hunter

Nashville, Tenn.

Even

3

73

71

75

72

291

T18

Johnson, Lake

Chattanooga, Tenn.

1

3

74

69

75

73

291

T18

Oliver, Tommy

Sewanee, Tenn.

4

3

71

72

72

76

291

T18

Garretson, Nick

Nashville, Tenn.

6

3

75

67

71

78

291

T24

Peggs, Tyler

Germantown, Tenn.

-2

4

73

73

76

70

292

T24

Armstrong, Lucas

Church Hill, Tenn.

Even

4

75

73

72

72

292

T24

Lee, Philip

White Bluff, Tenn.

1

4

78

70

71

73

292

T24

Smith, Blake

Knoxville, Tenn.

1

4

75

71

73

73

292

T24

Ward, Jimmy

Nashville, Tenn.

3

4

74

70

73

75

292

T24

Weathers, Andrew

Chattanooga, Tenn.

3

4

70

74

73

75

292

T30

Crosby, Jack

Memphis , Tenn.

Even

5

76

72

73

72

293

T30

Largent, Lawrence

Kingsport, Tenn.

3

5

75

68

75

75

293

T30

Womble, Travis

Franklin, Tenn.

5

5

73

72

71

77

293

T30

Garland, Rob

Nashville, Tenn.

6

5

74

74

67

78

293

T34

Cobb, Alex

Brentwood, Tenn.

Even

6

70

76

76

72

294

T34

Sciortino, David

Franklin, Tenn.

Even

6

74

72

76

72

294

T34

Jackson, Tim

Williston, Tenn.

2

6

73

74

73

74

294

T34

Wolf, Nick

Murfreesboro, Tenn.

4

6

76

73

69

76

294

T38

Hickam, Phillip

Memphis , Tenn.

Even

7

76

73

74

72

295

T38

Moreland, Hays

Memphis , Tenn.

5

7

76

70

72

77

295

T38

Thomas, Mitchell

Knoxville, Tenn.

5

7

76

71

71

77

295

T41

Roswall, Chase

Bristol, Tenn.

-1

8

73

75

77

71

296

T41

Redmont, Ross

Memphis , Tenn.

1

8

70

72

81

73

296

T41

Provow, Spencer

Murfreesboro, Tenn.

6

8

72

74

72

78

296

T41

Smith, Craig

Nashville, Tenn.

8

8

75

71

70

80

296

T45

Kawell, George

Collierville, Tenn.

Even

9

75

71

79

72

297

T45

Cheney, Warren

Nashville, Tenn.

4

9

72

72

77

76

297

T45

Wolcott, Hunter

Burns, Tenn.

5

9

73

73

74

77

297

T45

Maxwell, Lee

Cookeville, Tenn.

6

9

67

76

76

78

297

T49

Green, Danny

Jackson, Tenn.

Even

10

77

71

78

72

298

T49

Whitfield, Garrett

Johnson City, Tenn.

Even

10

74

74

78

72

298

T51

Hayworth, Kyle

Nashville, Tenn.

3

11

74

75

75

75

299

T51

Thomas, Chip

Knoxville, Tenn.

5

11

70

76

76

77

299

T53

Powell, Patrick

Springfield, Tenn.

4

12

73

75

76

76

300

T53

Morton, Ray

Lenoir City, Tenn.

6

12

75

67

80

78

300

T55

Terry, Ryan

Nashville, Tenn.

Even

13

76

72

81

72

301

T55

Smith, Jack

Knoxville, Tenn.

1

13

76

73

79

73

301

T55

Johnson, Matt

Manchester, Tenn.

4

13

71

75

79

76

301

T55

Davis, Ryan

Jackson, Tenn.

8

13

70

76

75

80

301

T59

Jones, Coleman

Franklin, Tenn.

5

14

77

72

76

77

302

T59

Zieman, Luke

Nashville, Tenn.

7

14

80

68

75

79

302

61

Tyminski, John

Nashville, Tenn.

-1

16

71

76

86

71

304

62

Chumley, Tate

Auburntown, Tenn.

11

20

75

74

76

83

308

63

Armstrong, Davis

Brentwood, Tenn.

8

21

75

74

80

80

309

64

Tankersley, Cameron

Dickson, Tenn.

8

22

72

77

81

80

310


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