Monday, January 15th 2018:
Heading into the final round at Brunswick Country Club, Big Break alums Mark Silvers and Tommy Gainey were battling it out at the top of the leaderboard. Silvers 5-under after round 1, was leading Gainey by 2.
Silvers got his first round started with 2 opening pars. He then followed that up with 3 consecutive birdies on holes 3, 4, and 5. He added another birdie on 9 and made the turn at 4-under. He sandwiched 2 birdies around a bogey on 13, to shoot a back 9 34 and to finish round 1 at 5-under. Gainey also had a stretch on the front 9 where he made 3 consecutive birdies. Gainey birdied 4, 5, and 6 to make the turn in 3-under 33. Gainey made a birdie and a bogey on the back 9 to shoot a round 1 3-under 68.
Behind Silvers and Gainey were 4 players tied for 3rd at 1-under. ST Member, and Brunswick Country Club member Trevor Smith lead the way at 1-under. He was joined by Scott Diel, Chad Chancey, and ST Member Jimmy Gilliam.
Mark Silvers got his final round started quickly with a birdie on 1, followed by another birdie on the 3rd. He made a double bogey on 5 and made bogeys on 7, and 8 to turn in 2-over 38. Silvers made a birdie on 10. He made a bogey on 12, before adding another birdie on 14 to shoot a back 9 1-under 34. He ended his tournament at 4-under par.
Gainey made 2 birdies on the front 9 on holes 3 and 4. He made all pars the rest of the front 9 to turn in 2-under 34. After 4 straight pars to start the back 9, Gainey then made back to back birdies on 14 and 15. He made a bogey on 18 to wrap up his 2nd consecutive round of 3-under 68 to win by 2 over Silvers.
After starting his final round in a tie for 3rd, Trevor Smith shot a final round 2-under 69 to finish at 3-under and in solo 3rd. ST Member David Holmes finished in solo 4th after shooting back to back even par rounds of 71. Rounding out the Top 5 were Austin Morrison, Scott Diel, Jimmy Gilliam and Chad Chancey all at 1-over.
The SwingThought TOUR would like to thank Dan Hogan and his incredible staff at Brunswick for their help this week. Without Dan and his superintendent Scott and his staff, we would not have been able to put on such a great event.
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