U.S. MID-AMATEUR
Tale of the Tape: Finalists September 18, 2019 | Parker, Colo. By David Shefter, USGA

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JOSEPH DERANEY   LUKAS MICHEL
36 Age 25
Tupelo, Miss. (Born in Athens, Ga.) Hometown Melbourne, Australia (raised in Perth)
217 WAGR 281
Mississippi State (2005) College/Year Graduated University of Melbourne (2017)
Stay-at-home dad Occupation Caddie at Royal Melbourne/Work at a driving range (Putting mechnical engineering degree on hold)
Wife (Sarah, radiologist), Kids (Everett 5, Kathryn 3, Elizabeth 2) Family/Kids Single
64 (couple of times) Lowest Competitive Round 63 (Metropolitan Golf Club)
4 (One at U.S. Amateur qualifier at Dancing Rabbit in Mississippi) Holes-in-One 4
Old Course at St. Andrews Favorite Course Royal Melbourne West
Harris English Favorite Player Adam Scott
Driver Favorite Club This week the putter
2018-19 Canadian Mid-Am; 2018 Timuquana Cup; 2016 Stocker Cup; 2016 Lupton Invitational; 2018 Carlton Woods Invitational Best Non-USGA Win(s) Port Phillip Amateur, Victorian Medal (2017)
Going to St. Andrews as part of USA junior team to face a team from Canada when he was in high school; dad and family attended." Most Memorable Golf Moment Hopefully a win tomorrow
"It keeps me, at my age, able to compete I Love Golf Because ... "You can play it by yourself in a beautiful environment and it's just relaxing."
Whatever is popular on Netflix Favorite Movie/TV Show There's Something About Mary
Atlanta Braves Favorite Pro Sports Team West Coast Eagles in Australian Rules Football League
Taking care of my kids Favorite Non-Golf Hobby Photography
Tahiti with my wife Favorite Vacation Spot Any beach
Bubble gum Favorite On-Course Snack Banana
Gave up sponsor's exemption into this week's Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson, Miss., after qualifying for match play. Earned spot by winning 2019 Mississippi Amateur Fast Fact High school teammate in Perth (Hale School) with 2016 U.S. Amateur champion Curtis Luck 

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