Friday, July 28, 2017 12:47 AM

FORMER MISSISSIPPI STATE GOLFER IS CHOO CHOO CHAMP

Chattanooga Choo Choo Invitational golf tournament runner-up Mikey Feher, left, holds his trophy alongside tourney director Chris Schmidt on Thursday at Council Fire Golf Club. Chattanooga Choo Choo Invitational golf tournament runner-up Mikey... Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. Now that he's able to separate schoolwork and play, Benjamin Follet-Smith's golf game may be ready to take off. The recent Mississippi State graduate earned his first tournament victory in the United States by winning the Chattanooga Choo Choo Invitational at Council Fire Golf Club. He closed with a 5-under-par 67 Thursday and finished at 20-under 268 to win the four-day, 72-hole event by eight strokes. The runner-up was Mikey Feher - who played in high school at Baylor before moving on to play at Lipscomb University - after he shot the low round of the tournament with his closing 65. Follet-Smith, whose hometown is Harare, Zimbabwe, said it was a "huge relief" to get his first win on American soil. "I came into college expecting huge things," he said. "Now that I'm out of college, there's less stress. It all fell into place this week." Follet-Smith had shot two 66s and a 69 the first three rounds for a ...

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