Lee Knox picked up the biggest win of his golfing career last weekend.
Knox, a standout high school player during his days at Augusta Prep, carded a final round 3-under 69 to win the State Amateur by one shot.
Knox is a rising sophomore for the University of Alabama golf team and will now head back to Tuscaloosa beaming with confidence after a stellar four days at The Landings Club's Deer Creek Course.
Knox opened with an even- par 72, which put him among the leaders. One of those leaders was a familiar face. Knox's father, Jeff, also posted 72 in Round 1. The father-son duo also shot a matching 70s in the second round, which put them in a seven-way tie for second place going into the weekend rounds.
Another 72 in Round 3 kept Knox in the hunt going into the final round. He was in a three-way tie for second place at 2-under, two shots off the lead held by Doug Hanzel, who was playing his home course.
In the final round, Knox overcame the deficit with the 69, his low round of the week. Knox needed every single stroke, because former Westside High School star Chase Parker set a new course record in the final round. Parker, who now plays at the University of Kentucky, fired a blistering 65, but was still not able to catch Knox, who posted a 5-under 283 total, one shot better than Parker (77-71-71-65).
Lee's dad, who is one of the premier amateurs in the state, finished at 5-over 293 total, good for an 11th- place finish.
Congratulations on the monster win, Lee, and good luck at Alabama this season.
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