Joshua Irving of Dallas secured his second consecutive Texas Player of the Year award in September at Spanish Oaks GC in Bee Cave when he carded a final round 3-under 68 to win the Texas Mid-Amateur Championship. The victory vaulted him atop the Player of the Year Points Race with a cumulative total of 2,000 points, which was 214 clear of runner-up Colby Harwell from San Antonio.
Prior to the Mid-Amateur, Irving was picked to represent Texas at the U.S. State Team Championships with Zach Atkinson and Scott Abbott. Irving said his selection on that team was part of his motivation to win the Mid-Amateur.
“When the TGA picked me,” he said, “I really wanted to validate that decision this week.”
Irving was a force all year regardless of the format. He reached the quarterfinals of the Texas Mid-Amateur Match Play and U.S. Mid-Amateur. He also finished T2 at the Texas Four-Ball Championship with partner Scott Volpitto.