PLANO – There was extra golf played Sunday afternoon to determine the champion of the 2019 North Amateur.  It took not one, but two playoff holes for Odessa’s Will Adams to capture the victory on the par-5 18th at The Courses at Watters Creek.
“I was thinking ‘Don’t hit it in the water,’” Adams said as he approached the tee for the second playoff. “I had hit it in the water twice and blew it right and tried to make birdie from there.”

Adams two-stroke lead coming into the final round was slim throughout the day, but he kept composure in the end, carding a 1-under-par 71 on the day, finishing with an 8-under 208 overall.

“I tried not to beat myself this week,” Adams said. “I didn’t let my emotions get the best of me and looked ahead to every next shot.”
Leaderboard:                                                            Final Score:   
1.    Will Adams                                                          69-68-71 | 208
T2.  Tom Bevington                                                    71-68-69 | 208
T2.  Christopher Wheeler                                           72-69-67 | 208
4.    Dawson Ovard                                                    68-71-70 | 209
5.    Gary Ezmerlian                                                  71-69-72 | 221
Final Round Results
Golf Course: The Courses at Watters Creek boasts a complex of two golf courses: the Traditions Course is the 18-hole championship-caliber course, while the Players Course is a par-3 course for golf’s upcoming competitors.  The Traditions Course runs 7,031 yards at its longest, winding through creeks and over multiple large ponds.  The course features 419 Bermuda grass tees and fairways, along with mini verde greens – a winning combination for competitive play.

Weather: The sky was clear and the temperature was a high of 100 degrees with a heat index around 105 degrees, along with a steady wind out of the south at 5 mph.

In Contention: Two tied for the second overall after the two-hole playoff with 8-under 208 overall scores: Tom Bevington of Frisco shot a 3-under 69, while Christopher Wheeler of Addison shot the low round of the day at 5-under 67.

Frisco’s Dawson Ovard, who was the day-one leader, finished fourth after he carded a 7-under 209 final score.

Gary Ezmerlian of Fort Worth shot an even-par 72 final round, placing him in fifth with a 4-under 212 overall score.

What’s Next: The 2019 Texas Mid-Amateur at Maridoe Golf Club in Carrollton will take place September 13-15.

More Info: The Texas Golf Association wants to extend our gratitude and appreciation to The Courses at Watters Creek’s staff and members, along with the team of volunteers, for their part in making the North Amateur a successful and memorable event. For more information on the North Amateur, click here.