Emiliano Grillo wins Frys.com Open in playoff with Kevin Na. Swing Thought Tour alums 1 for 1 on the young season
Swing Thought Tour (formerly the NGA Hooters and eGolf Tours) alum Emiliano Grillo defeated fellow alum Kevin Na in a sudden death playoff to win the season opening event, the Frys.com Open, on the 2015-2016 PGA Tour schedule. The participants played the 575 yard par 5 18th hole twice, each making par on their first attempt and Grillo making birdie the second time around to gain the win. Grillo’s best finish on the Swing Thought Tour was a T10 in 2011 at the Auburn Q-School Prep event while Na made his name on the Swing Thought Tour by winning a California Series event. This is Grillo’s rookie season on tour so the win is a great way to start his young career. Fellow alums finishing inside the top 10 include Jason Bohn T3, Chris Stroud T10, Smylie Kaufman T10, Will Wilcox T10, and Andrew Loupe T10.
Other Player Notes: Swing Thought Tour alum and past US Open Champion Lucas Glover finished T17. Past Swing Thought Tour winners Erik Compton, Brendon Todd, & Sean O’Hair all finished T26. Swing Thought Tour alum and PGA Championship winner David Toms finished T32 with 2013 Swing Thought Tour player Tony Finau, whose younger brother Gipper was a member of the Swing Thought Tour this past season. Past Swing Thought Tour Money Title winner Kevin Streelman finished T41 with past Swing Thought Tour Winter and PGA Tour winner Russell Henley. Past Swing Thought Tour Players of the Year Will Mackenzie and Michael Thompson finished T61 and MDF while past Swing Thought Tour Rookie of the Year Chad Collins finished T64.
2013 Swing Thought Tour Player of the Year Jon Curran missed the cut by a shot along with past Swing Thought Tour winners Camilo Villegas, Brian Harman, Brendon de Jonge, Peter Malnati, and 2007 Rookie of the Year Russell Knox. Swing Thought Tour career wins and earnings leader Chad Campbell missed the cut by two. 2014 Swing Thought Tour winner and 2015 Web.com Tour Player of the Year Patton Kizzire missed the opening event of the season due to his getting married (Congratulations to PK and his better half)!!! He will make his debut this week at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
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About Swing Thought Tour
Since its establishment in 1988, Swing Thought Tour alumni have won an amazing 17 Major Championships. Alumni include two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson, Masters and Open Champion Zach Johnson, PGA Championship winners Keegan Bradley, Shaun Micheel and David Toms, Open Champions Ben Curtis, Stewart Cink and Tom Lehman, U.S. Open Champions Jim Furyk, Lee Janzen, and Lucas Glover, Open and PGA Champion John Daly, Tour Championship winners Chad Campbell, Billy Mayfair, and Camilo Villegas, and recent PGA Tour winners such as Emiliano Grillo, Matt Every, Robert Streb, Ben Martin, Kevin Streelman, Michael Thompson, Ted Potter Jr., Gary Woodland, Chris Kirk, John Senden, Brian Harman, Brendon Todd, Chesson Hadley, Russell Henley, Mark Wilson, George McNeill, Scott Stallings, Scott Piercy, and many many more. In addition, 89 of the 150 players competing in the 2014 Web.com Tour Q School Final Stage were past players on the Swing Thought Tour.
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