McCrae holds off Brewer to win Ozark Amateur title

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Jul. 11—Thirty-six holes was not enough to crown the 74th Ozark Amateur champion.

Tradgon McRae held off Icem Brewer on the second playoff hole and finished with a two-day total of 65-68—133 to win the prestigious golf tournament on Sunday at Schifferdecker Municipal Golf Course.

McRae is a Hays High School, Kansas, graduate who went to Hutchinson Community College before transferring to Missouri Southern. The junior at MSSU shot a 36 on the front nine Saturday before lowering his score thanks to a 32 on the back nine.

He started out with a 31 on the front nine Sunday and shot a 34 on the back to finish with a two-day total of 133. McRae's first-place purse was $350.

Brewer, who shot 68-65—133, was the runner-up and came away with a purse of $250.

Jordan Burks shot 65-69—134 and took third, while Taylor Lansford (66-70—136) was fourth and Garrett Roberts (68-69—137) placed fifth. Brent Wilson and Joplin's Harry Satterlee tied for sixth with 141s.

Landon Lawson won Flight 2 with a 74-68—142. Fresh off a stellar freshman season at Carl Junction, Jack Spencer took Flight 3 with a 76-74—150.

Another Bulldog, Jacob Teeter, won Flight 4 with a 80-75—155. Owen Derryberry, who plays at Carthage, matched Mickey Carpenter's 82-71—153 to finish in a two-way tie for first in Flight 5.

Webb City's Braxten Cahoon won Flight 6 with a 89-72—161, while Jim Skidmore, Alex Ramirez and Andrew Baker were in a three-way tie for first with a 86-80—166 in Flight 7.

In Flight 8, Donovan Harns (90-83—173) and Chase Cantwell (89-84—173) tied for first. TJ Berry claimed Flight 9 with a 94-86—180.

The total purse allocated in this year's Ozark Amateur was $10,170.

Ozark Amateur

Prize winners for the 74th Ozark Amateur golf tournament that ended Sunday on the par-71 Schifferdecker Municipal Golf Course.

Championship Flight

1, Tradgon McRae 65-68—133. 2, Icem Brewer 65-68—133. 3, Jordan Burks 65-69—134. 4, Taylor Lansford 66-70—136. 5, Garrett Roberts 68-69—137. T6, Brent Wilson 69-72—141. T6, Harry Satterlee 65-76—141.

Flight 2

1, Landon Lawson 74-68—142. 2, Chad Walker 72-72—144. 3, Mark Bruder 75-70—145. 4, Austin Carter 72-74—146. 5—Drew Bilke 72-75—147. 6—Zach Wilson 74-74—148.

Flight 3

1, Jack Spencer 76-74—150. 2, Chris Moudy 77-75—152. T3, Seth Colaw 77-76—153. T3, Mike Maier 77-76—153. T5, Doug Gaddis 78-76—154. T5, Andy Pochik 76-78—154. T5, Dave Pawlus 76-78—154.

Flight 4

1, Jacob Teeter, 80-75—155. T2, John Tucker 80-76—156. T2, Jon Allen, 79-77—156. 4, Shea Stehm 79-78—157. 5, Kevin Locke, 79-80—159. T6, Chris Patterson, 79-81—160. T6, Eric Harris, 79-81—160.

Flight 5

T1, Owen Derryberry 82-71—153. T1, Mickey Carpenter 82-71—153. 3, Sammy Burks, 81-73—154. 4, Brandon Montgomery 81-74—155. 5, Carson Wampler, 81-75—156. Colten Selvey 84-73—157.

Flight 6

1, Braxten Cahoon, 89-72—161. T2, Drew Farrer, 86-76—162. T2, Jared Delaunay, 83-79—162. T2, Rick Malchow, 83-79—162. 5, Chad Estes, 84-79—163. Kendall Staton, 83-81—164.

Flight 7

T1, Jim Skidmore, 86-80—166. T1, Alex Ramirez, 86-80—166. T1, Andrew Baker, 86-80—166. T4, Darren Fichtmer, 88-80—168. T4, Nic Johnson, 87-81—168. T4, Chris Moss 86-82—168.

Flight 8

T1, Donovan Harns 90-83—173. T1, Chase Cantwell 89-84—173. T3—Dylan Maberry 92-82—174. T3, Will Brown 92-82—174. T3, Dylan Bozarth 89-85—174. T6, Austin Haley 89-86—175. T6, Chris Miller 89-86—175.

Flight 9

1, TJ Berry 94-86—180. 2, Joey Dankelson 97-84—181. T3, Rodney Scott 99-85—184. T3, Tom Hosp 93-91—184. T5—Jonathan Roberts 98-89—187. T5—Troy Trimble 97-90—187.