Farmington’s Nick Westrich added another golf championship to his résumé with a record-setting performance at the 31st Metropolitan Amateur Championship, the metro area’s top tourney, at Ladue’s St. Louis Country Club.
In the process, Westrich – a junior at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg – set two 54-hole scoring records (in 54-hole scoring and lowest score) by shooting 8-under 205 in the early August three-day competition.
“What a beautiful course, just in perfect shape,” Westrich says. “You just have to keep it in the fairway out here. Keep it in the fairway and hit the greens, and you’re going to make some putts. The greens are just perfect, so you can get the ball rolling.”
Curtis Brokenbrow of St. Louis shot the lowest round of the final day – the lowest final round score in the tourney’s history and the second-lowest 18-hole score – firing a 6-under 65 to earn runner-up honors.
Also, Brokenbrow’s three-day total of 6-under 207 (71-71-65) tied for the second lowest 54-hole score in the championship’s history.