Morris rewrites record book with 7-shot win at Tennessee Junior Amateur
That helped him build a 6-shot lead going to the final round. He eventually led by 10 strokes before settling on a 7-shot win at 15-under-par 201 in the 54-hole tournament.
Morris is a Franklin native and Lipscomb University signee. Shelbyville’s Evan Woosley-Reed, a Tennessee commit, played well enough to win most years with a 208 total, but he couldn’t keep up with Morris.
“It’s an awesome last (junior) tournament to have,” Morris told tngolf.org. “It gives me a lot of confidence and hopefully I can carry it in to this fall. All my friends were playing, so it was awesome to play with them. It was a great feel. It’s nice to see all of my hard work pay off.”
His second-round 63 tied the lowest score shot in the tournament, which was being played for the 61st year.
Among the records set by Morris were:
Morris shot a final-round 69 despite a bogey and double-bogey. He offset those with four birdies and an eagle. Morris made 18 birdies and two eagles in 54 holes.
Knoxville’s Carson Kammann shot 6-under 66 in the final round to finish tied for third at 211 along with Cameron Tankersley and Knoxville’s Lance Simpson – a Tennessee commit –
East Tennessee State commitment Jack Tickle ended up in sixth place (70-70-72–212), followed by William Rieck (71-70-72–213), Patton Samuels (70-74-70–214), and Mark McDearman (73-74-68–215).
Three players tied for 10th: Jackson Skeen (71-76-69–216), Aidan Collier (73-71-72–216) and Conner Brown (74-71-71–216)
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