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Morris Wins Amateur Golf Tour's Mid-Season Championship at Palmetto Dunes

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- The Amateur Golf Tour held its first ever mid-season Carolinas Championship this past weekend, with Lorcan Morris of the tour's Charlotte division emerging as the winner.
Morris opened with a 75, then fired a final-round 68 to coast to victory in the championship flight. His 143 total was good for a six-shot win over David Helms (77-72), who also competes on the AGT's Charlotte tour. The Carolinas Championship took place July 15-16 at Palmetto Dunes on the Arthur Hills and Tom Fazio courses.
In the A flight, Tim Phelps was the winner, shooting 77-73--150. Phelps, from the AGT's Down East (NC) division, edged Columbia's Richard Wood (74-77) by a stroke. Competition was also tight in the B flight, where Jim Manning (79-83--162) of the Hilton Head tour recorded a one-stroke victory over Dan Bubany (86-77--163) of the Upstate.
The C flight champ was Doug Cox from the tour's Tampa division. Cox shot 84-87--171 and won a three-hole sudden death playoff. Asheville's John Holland (87-88--175) took top honors in the D flight.
The tournament drew a field of 135 golfers. For more information about the Amateur Golf Tour, visit www.amateurgolftour.net.
July 15-16 at Palmetto Dunes,
Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Championship Flight
1. Lorcan Morris (Charlotte) 75-68--143
2. David Helms (Charlotte) 77-72--149
3. Marcus Byler (Hilton Head) 72-78--150
4. Gerry Pascale (Hilton Head) 75-75--150
5. Dave Field (Upstate) 75-76--151
6. Jamie Manning (Hilton Head) 74-77--151
7. Sam Smith (Pinehurst) 80-75--155
A Flight
1. Tim Phelps (Down East) 77-73--150
2. Richard Wood (Columbia) 74-77--151
3. Steve Williams (Charlotte) 79-74--153
4. Ron Hyatt (Upstate) 79-76--155
5. Bob Rusche (Hilton Head) 78-80--158
6. Jerry Drewry (Nashville) 83-76--159
7. Rex Mills (Charlotte) 80-79--159
B Flight
1. Jim Manning (Hilton Head) 79-83--162
2. Dan Bubany (Upstate) 86-77--163
3. Joe Turner (Charleston) 80-85--165
4. Tom Cloud (Hilton Head) 87-79--166
5. Steve Maynard (Charleston) 86-81--167
6. Eddie Silvers (Upstate) 85-83--168
7. Nick Biyo (Charlotte) 84-85--169
C Flight
1. Doug Cox (Tampa) 84-87--171
2. Scott Jackson (W. Piedmont) 89-82--171
3. Allan Hagen (Charlotte) 84-88--172
4. David Steffens (Charleston) 85-90--175
5. Kevin White (Charlotte) 94-81--175
6. Brian McCrarie (W. Piedmont) 93-85--178
7. James McLea (Asheville) 89-89--178 
D Flight
1. John Holland (Asheville) 87-88--175
2. Dan Bieck (Charleston) 92-87--179
3. Simon Lin (Upstate) 91-89--180
4. Erik Weaver (W. Piedmont) 92-88--180
5. Scott Rohrer (W. Piedmont) 94-87--181
6. Jeff Toke (Upstate) 97-85--182
7. Alex Canfield (Hilton Head) 93-90--183