Nurski cruises to victory

In MGA Stroke Play Championship

If anyone had a thought of rallying Wednesday to win the MGA Stroke Play Championship, Brad Nurski had other ideas.

Leading by five shots heading into the final 36 holes, the St. Joseph resident fired a pair of 71s Wednesday to run away with the title at Jefferson City Country Club.

Nurski finished with a four-round total of 277, 11 shots under par and 11 shots better than runner-up Nick Wilson of Columbia. Nurski was the lone player to finish the tournament under par.

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Brad Nurski gets set to putt Wednesday at the Jefferson City Country Club during the Missouri Golf Association’s Stroke Play Championship. Nurski won the event.

Nurski was steady in both of his rounds Wednesday, recording two birdies to go along with a single bogey in each.

Nurski has established himself as one of the top players in the state. He also won the Missouri Amateur title in 2010 and the Missouri Mid-Am in 2011. In 2009, Nurski lost a playoff to Matt Miller of Eldon in the Stroke Play event.

There was a three-way tie for third among the 52 players who made the 36-hole cut — Wayne Fredrick of Springfield, Joe Migdal of Ballwin and Tyler Brown of Lee’s Summit.

Kirk Farmer led the local contingent in the event, tying for seventh with a four-over par 292. Lincoln University head golf coach Dan Frost finished 25th with a 300, while Alex Knoll of Westphalia tied for 28th at 302.

Next up on the Missouri Golf Association schedule is the Missouri Open, slated for July 26-28 at Old Hawthorne in Columbia.

For the complete list of final Stroke Play Championship scores, see the sports section of our newspaper or e-Edition for Thursday, July 19, 2012.

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