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GCAA Summer Series: Karaulic cruises to 10-shot victory at Tennessee National GC

Georgia Tech’s Luka Karaulic wins the third event of the 2021 GCAA Summer Series, presented by the John T. Reis Foundation, hosted by Tennessee National Golf Club. In his first ever amateur win, Karaulic went wire to wire, shooting 17 under (199).

“It feels good to win,” Karaulic said. “It’s been a long time and I haven’t been in contention in a while… I was lucky I got to play (Andy) Mao. It was a fun day, it feels good.”

Not only was Karaulic in contention, he was on fire.

Building upon an already comfortable five-stroke lead, Karaulic carded a final round 69 to take home the trophy with a 10-shot cushion and one of three invites into the season finale at Oak Hills Country Club in San Antonio, Texas. He will be joined by teammate and third place finisher, Andy Mao (-6) and runner up Alex Easthom (-7) at the season finale.

West Liberty’s Easthom was in a dog fight all day with Mao, BYU’s Brock Goyen and Sonoma State’s Tom Jenkins Jr. Able to shake off a four-putt on No. 11, Easthom put together a 3-under 69 to secure a solo second-place finish.

The GCAA Summer Series continues in Seaside, California at Ford Ord- Bayonet Golf Course, June 12-14.

 

Final Results

1)        Luka Karaulic (-17)

2)        Alex Easthom (-7

3)        Andy Mao (-6)

4)        Brock Goyen (-4)

5)        Tom Jenkins. Jr (-3)

6)        Yannick Artigolle (E)

7)        Ben Warian (+1)

T-8)     Devyn Pappas (+4)

Jesse Rouse (+4)

 

T-10)   Bradley Goldstein (+5)

Jake Leatherwood

 

T-12)    Jack Vajda (+6)

Antonio Farinella

14)        Alex Eickhoff (+7)

 

T-15)   Mitchell Bowlin (+8)

Austin Coggin

T-17)   Brock Winter (+9)

Ben Hoagland

T-19)   Josh Newman (+10)

Luke Prall

21)      Ethan Rimmer (+15)

22)      Charlie Buffkin (+18)

23)      Sam Uberseder (+26)

24)      Chase Phillips (+29)

25)      Nikolai Friedman (+30)

26)      Dawson McMahan (+46)

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