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Gering native Austin Miller captures Pro-Am title | KTIC Radio

Gering native Austin Miller captures Pro-Am title

Gering native Austin Miller captures Pro-Am title
Austin Miller shot 64 in his final round to win Pro-Am.

It was a big weekend on the links for one of the area’s own at the Scottsbluff Country Club.

2008 Gering High School graduate Austin Miller had a blistering round of 64 on Sunday to come back and win the Oregon Trail Pro-Am Tournament.

Miller, who played in the final grouping for the third and final round, started the day five shots back of Jim Knous but used a hot front nine to put himself in position to win.

A 30 on the front nine followed up by a 34 on the back nine was good enough to land Miller his first professional win and a paycheck of $10,000.

Miller, who works at PGA West in La Quinta, California, is hoping to play in the upcoming Nebraska Open while looking to find some other tournaments out on the west coast as he looks to build off the big win in his own backyard.

In round one Miller fired a 71, then followed up on Saturday with a round of 69 before the tournament best 64 on Sunday for a three round total of 204.

Jim Knaus, the two day leader, finished two shots back with a combined 206, he shot 71 yesterday. Tom Whitney, Mike Kitowski, and Ben Portie rounded out the top five.

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