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50-year-old Michael McCoy wins US Mid-Amateur, routing Bill Williamson 8 and 6

  • Michael McCoy holds the trophy winning the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship golf tournament at Country Club of Birmingham on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/AL.com, Frank Couch) MAGS OUT

    Michael McCoy holds the trophy winning the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship golf tournament at Country Club of Birmingham on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/AL.com, Frank Couch) MAGS OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • In a photo provided by the USGA, Michael McCoy plays his third shot from a greenside bunker on the second hole during the quarterfinal round of match play at the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship at Country Club of Birmingham in Birmingham, Ala., on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. McCoy defeated Bradley Bastion 7 and 6. (AP Photo/USGA, Steve Gibbons)

    In a photo provided by the USGA, Michael McCoy plays his third shot from a greenside bunker on the second hole during the quarterfinal round of match play at the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship at Country Club of Birmingham in Birmingham, Ala., on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. McCoy defeated Bradley Bastion 7 and 6. (AP Photo/USGA, Steve Gibbons)  (The Associated Press)

  • Bill Williamson plays his second shot at the 16th hole during the semifinal round of match play at the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship golf tournament at the Country Club of Birmingham in Birmingham, Ala., Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/USGA, Steve Gibbons)

    Bill Williamson plays his second shot at the 16th hole during the semifinal round of match play at the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship golf tournament at the Country Club of Birmingham in Birmingham, Ala., Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/USGA, Steve Gibbons)  (The Associated Press)

Michael McCoy won the U.S. Mid-Amateur on Thursday for his first USGA title, routing Bill Williamson 8 and 6 in the 36-hole final at the Country Club of Birmingham.

The 50-year-old McCoy, from West Des Moines, Iowa, is the second-oldest winner in the event limited to players 25 and older. Randal Lewis won the 2011 tournament at 54.

An insurance agent, McCoy was reinstated as an amateur after a brief pro career following his college days Wichita State. The 36-year-old Williamson is from Cincinnati.