Aussie amateur Michel wins Masters spot
Sept. 20, 2019
Australia's Lukas Michel has won the US Mid-Amateur, becoming the first international winner in the event's 39-year history and earning a spot in the Masters.
The 25-year-old Victorian twice came back from three-hole deficits to win the title on Thursday.
Michel had a one-up lead over Joseph Deraney after four holes in the 36-hole championship match at Colorado Golf Club.
But that was the last time he led until a birdie on the 33rd hole.
Michel then went two-up with another birdie on the par-5 16th before polishing off a 2-and-1 win with par on the 17th.
The Masters offers an invitation to the US Mid-Amateur champion.
The 25-year-old Michel was the third Australian to reach a USGA final this year.
Gabriela Ruffels won the US Women's Amateur while Sue Wooster was runner-up in the US Senior Women's Amateur.
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