(1982), Jim Carter (1983, 1984), Ted Purdy (1993), Ryan Palmer (1999) and Nick Watney (2002).
“I knew coming into today’s round that even par would not get the job done,” Sohn said, “so I tried to control my emotions and got off to another good start.I bogeyed the fifth hole, but came back with another birdie from five feet at the sixth hole, before doubling the par-three seventh when my tee shot came up short and went into the water.” After parring the eighth and ninth holes, the soft-spoken native of Honolulu made three birdies (Holes 10, 11 and 18) on the back side to secure the victory, fending off first-round leader Quade Cummins who shot a front-side five-under-par 30 to tie Sohn at the turn.M., Chase Hanna (65-67-69-69-270) of Kansas City, Kan., and Blake Hathcoat (69-66-70-65-270) of Fresno, Calif.Once again on Saturday, Sohn got off to a blistering start, birdieing three of his first four holes (Holes 1, 2 and 4), repeating his performance of Friday that helped forge a one-shot lead entering the tournament’s final round.He has made the cut in most of the 2017 PGA events he has entered. For players who miss the 36 hole cut, Desert Mountain has agreed to provide playing access to two of its other Jack Nicklaus Signature Courses on Friday and Saturday of tournament week.
At the Genesis Open he was paired in the first two rounds with Kevin Dougherty, our 2012 champion and first runner up to JT in 2013.
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I really did not finish my college season that way I wanted to, but I am hoping that this victory will get me into a number of big events later in the year.
I really need to give a lot of credit to our coach Matt Thurmond who showed a lot of confidence in me at the end of the spring season.
Thirty-two of the 67 players who made the cut shot par or better for the 72-hole event.