WINTER GARDEN, Fla. — Mount Vernon native T.T. Crouch finished tied for 12th at the end of the Florida Elite Golf Tour Championship Tournament this week, which kept him atop the season standings and earned him the Player of the Year Honors.

Crouch entered the final tournament of the season in first on the points leaderboard, but there were several golfers who could have unseated him depending on how the final event panned out.

The Mount Vernon product was consistent during the three rounds. He started with a 68 Monday, which included five birdies and a bogey. On the second day, Crouch slipped by a stroke and carded a 69. He again had five birdies, but two bogeys, including one on No. 18, kept him at three-under for the round. He rallied Wednesday to close out the tournament and the season with a 68. He played mistake-free golf with four birdies on the day to finish the tournament at 11-under 205, tying him for 12th.

Mickey DeMorant won the event at 17-under, while Taylor Pendrith and Jimmy Jones tied for second at 14-under.

Playing in eight Florida Elite Golf Tour events this winter, Crouch averaged a 68.67 over 18 holes on his way to the top of the standings. He racked up 1,258.66 points over the winter, while DeMorant finished second on the leaderboard with 1,100 points.

With the season win, Crouch earned a qualifying school entry fee from the FEGT. The Q-School is a way for Crouch to try and earn a tour card to compete at higher levels.

 

Erick Starkey: 740-397-5333 or erick@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mvnstarkey

 

 

 

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