No Winners but Plenty of Checks Got Cashed by Pros with Ties to Alabama
Pros with ties to Alabama didn’t have the greatest week on tour over the weekend, but several still cashed nice paychecks.
On the PGA Tour, Bubba Watson (Faulkner State) deposited the biggest check, earning $189,000 at the Dell Match Play World Golf Championship held at Austin (Texas) Country Club.
Matt Wallace (Jacksonville State) collected $75,000 for his finish in the Match Play, while Alabama alum Justin Thomas earned $41,571.
Four pros with ties to Alabama made the cut at the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship in the Dominican Republic. Leading the way with a tie for fourth place was Graeme McDowell (UAB). He flirted with the win before finishing at 10-under 278 – two shots behind winner Joel Dahman.
Also, Jacksonville State alum Danny Willett finished in solo eighth to earn $93,750. He was two shots behind McDowell at 280. Robby Shelton (Alabama) tied for 43rd at 287 to win $10,050, while Ardmore’s Lee Hodges (UAB, Alabama) finished toed for 63rd and banked $6,480.
Three other players missed the cut – Dicky Pride (Alabama), Zack Sucher (UAB) and Dominic Bozelli (Auburn).
On the Korn Ferry Tour, Davis Riley (Alabama) earned a small check of $2,412 for his T62 finish at the Club Car Championship at The Landing Club in Savannah, Georgia.
Trey Muillinax (Alabama) and Blayne Barber (Auburn) each missed the cut.
On the LPGA Tour, Cheyenne Knight (Alabama) tied for 21st place in the Kia Classic. Knight finished at 3-under 285, 11 shots behind winner Inbee Park. Knight collected $18,632.
Cydney Clanton (Auburn) was two shots behind Knight and tied for 31st place, winning $10,301.
Huntsville’s Janie Jackson (Alabama) made her second start on the Symetra Tour at the IOA Championship and tied for 34th place with a 54-hole score of 2-over-par 218. She won $1,061. Sophie Hausman won the tournament.
Gregg Dewalt is the editor of Alabama Golf News.
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