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38th U.S. Mid-Amateur: Finalists Tale of the Tape September 26, 2018 | Charlotte, N.C. By David Shefter, USGA

North Carolinians Kevin O'Connell and Brett Boner will play for the U.S. Mid-Amateur title on Thursday at Charlotte C.C. (USGA/Chris Keane)

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30 Age 44
Cary, N.C. Hometown Charlotte, N.C.
University of North Carolina College Auburn University
Golf club representative Occupation Financial advisor
326 WAGR 3,908
2018 U.S. Mid-Amateur Best USGA Finish 2018 U.S. Mid-Amateur
Winning 2018 Monroe Invitational Best Non-USGA Finish Winning 2018 Anderson Memorial at Winged Foot with brother-in-law Steven Woodard and 2005 Westminster Village Classic on NGA Hooters Tour
64 (U.S. Amateur sectional qualifying in 2008) Lowest Competitive Score 62 (Myers Park C.C. in 2011 Charlotte City Amateur and the third round of 2005 Westminster Village Classic on NGA Hooters Tour, both wins)
Semifinals (19 holes over Kyler Sauer after being 4 down after 11) Toughest Match Semifinals (1 up over 2016 champion Stewart Hagestad)
3-wood (been in his bag for 7 years) Favorite Club Driver
Charlotte Country Club Favorite Course Winged Foot Golf Club
Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and father, Charles O'Connell Dream Foursome Tom Watson, my dad because he loves Tom Watson, and my brother-in-law Steven Woodard
Spaghetti with meatballs Favorite Pre-Match Meal Omelette and some bacon
Spaghetti with meatballs and a Peroni beer Favorite Post-Match Meal A steak that I cook on my my Green Egg Grill
Grateful Dead Favorite Band Kenny Chesney
American Gangs Favorite Movie The Big Chill
Pro basketball Favorite Sport Outside of Golf College football
Los Angeles Lakers Favorite Pro Sports Team Carolina Panthers