Zach Seabolt Earns First SwingThought Tour Event of 2019
Wednesday January 23rd, 2o19: Zach Seabolt earned his first career SwingThought TOUR victory at our season opening event at Barefoot Resort- Dye Club on Friday. Seabolt, an alum of a Winthrop University entered the final round tied for the lead with Bruce McDonald, Tommy Gainey, and Jimmy Gilliam.
After opening with a 1-under par round that included 2 birdies and a bogey, Seabolt got off to a better start in round 2. He made 3 birdies and a bogey on the front 9 to turn at 2-under, and he kept his good play going on the back 9. Seabolt birdied 10, 12, 13 and 16. Seabolt went on to make a bogey on 17 to shoot a final round 5-under 67 to earn a 1 shot victory.
Finishing in a Tie for 2nd was Bruce McDonald, and Tommy Gainey. Both McDonald and Gainey entered the final round at 1-under. McDonald got off to a fast start as he made 3 birdies on the front to turn in 3-under. He added back-to-back birdies on 12 and 13 to get to 5 under. McDonald would then make a bogey on the Par 3 15th, but followed that up with a birdie on 16, but another bogey on 17 dropped McDonald back and he would go on to shoot a 4-under 68, 1 shot behind Seabolt. Unlike Seabolt and McDonald, Tommy Gainey got off to a slow start in the 2nd round. He would make 2 birdies and 2 bogeys to shoot an even par opening 9. After making the turn, Gainey made 3 consecutive birdies on 11, 12, and 13. He would go on to make another birdie on 16 to also shoot a 4-under 68.
Finishing in 4th was Ross Gilbert. Gilbert entered the final round in 8th, but moved up the leaderboard quickly. He made birdies on 1 and 2 before adding another birdie on 5. After back-to-back bogies on 6 and 7, Gilbert bounced back with a birdie on 8 to make the turn at 2-under. Gilbert would go on to make 3 birdies on the back 9 to shot a 5-under 67 to move up the leaderboard. Gilbert’s 5-under 67, was tied for the low round of the day along with Seabolt.
Rounding out the Top 5 was Daniel Claytor. Claytor entered the final round 2 shots behind the overnight leaders, and after a 1-over front 9, the distance had increased. After making the turn, Claytor found his stride as he made four consecutive birdies on 10, 11, 12, and 13, and he added another birdie on 16. However, he made 2 costly bogies on 15 and 17 to finish his day with a 2-under 70, to finish at 1-under for the tournament.
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