He doesn’t play in the Lebanon County Amateur golf tournament every year. But when Mike Schmidt, Jr. does compete, he’s very competitive.
Schmidt, Jr. was very, very competitive at the 55th annual Lebanon County amateur championship, contested recently at Fairview Golf Course in Quentin.
Schmidt captured the title of ‘Lebanon County’s Finest Amateur Golfer’ in record fashion. Schmidt torched Fairview’s par-71, 6,305-yard layout for a six-under par total of 136, which tied the previous low for a winning total at the County Amateur.
Schmidt fired a five-under par 66 over his opening round to take total command of the tournament, heading into the final day of competition. Over his final round, Schmidt carded a one-under par 70 to best runner-up Chris Gebhard by five strokes.
The title was Schmidt’s second overall and second in six years. Schmidt won his first County Amateur championship in Royal Oaks Golf Course in 2008, played in the event in 2009 and 2011, but did not compete, in 2010 or 2012, so he has won two of the last four County Amateurs in which he has competed.