36 holes wasn’t enough to determine a winner at Bryan Park as there was a 5 players way playoff for first. Michael Roberts, Daniel Claytor, Bruce Woodall, Taylor Dickson and Vincent Whaley all finished at 6-under par and returned to the 9th hole for a sudden death playoff. On the first playoff hole, Roberts converted a 4 foot birdie putt to win and take home the $7,500 first place check.
Entering the final round, Michael Roberts found himself 3 shots behind the round 1 leader Taylor Dickson. Roberts got his day started with 5 consecutive par’s before making his first birdie on hole 6. Roberts followed that up with bogies on 7 and 9 to make the turn at 1-over par. After making the turn, Roberts quickly made a birdie on 10. He followed that up with back to back birdies on 13 and 14. Roberts made his final birdie on 17 to get to 6-under and into the playoff. With his playoff win, Roberts earned his first career SwingThought Tour victory.
Daniel Claytor, Bruce Woodall, Taylor Dickson and Vincent Whaley all finished at 6-under and Tied for 2nd. Claytor who has been a staple on SwingThought leaderboards entered the final round Tied for 3rd, and shot a final round 4-under 68 to earn his spot in the playoff. Claytor made his first birdie of the day on hole 5, but he followed that up with a double bogey on 6. Claytor then made 3 consecutive birdies on 7,8, and 9 to make the turn at 2-under. He added birdies on 12 and 15 to post his final round 4-under 68. With his Tie for 2nd, Claytor now has 8 finishes of 5th or better on Tour this season.
Like Claytor, Bruce Woodall and Vincent Whaley both entered the final round Tied for 3rd, and both also shot final round 4-under 68’s. Woodall started his day off with a birdie on the par 5 third. He added an eagle on the par 5 6th and made the turn at 3-under. Woodall then made a birdie on 11 before dropping a shot on 13. Woodall would bounce back with birdies on 15 and 17, but made a bogey on 18 that would have secured him the victory. In 7 starts this season, Woodall has finished no worse than 3rd and has 1 win and 4 runner up finishes.
Vincent Whaley got his final round started with a quick birdie on 1. He made his line bogey of the day on 5, but was able to bounce back with a birdie on 6 as he made the turn at 1-under. Whaley made the turn and made and made 3 consecutive par’s to start the back 9. He then added birdies on 13, 15 and 17 to join the group at 6-under.
Round 1 leader Taylor Dickson entered the final round with a 3 shot lead. He got off to a rough start as he made a bogey on 2. He bounced back with a birdie on 3, but then made bogies on 4,5 and 7 to make the turn at 3-over par. After he made the turn, Dickson made back to back birdies on 10 and 11 to get back to 1-over. He then made 5 consecutive pars before making a birdie on 17 to get back to even par for the day, to work himself into the playoff. Dickson, who has 3 career wins on the SwingThought Tour finished runner up in his first event of 2018.
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