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April 29, 2013

South Georgia Classic notebook

VALDOSTA — The South Georgia Classic concluded Sunday, when Will Wilcox earned his first-career Tour victory, winning by 4 strokes. Wilcox earned $117,000 for the victory and is now third on the Tour’s money list this season.

Sunday’s final round concluded the week-long festivities at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club.


Langdale Industries donates to Hospice House

Following Sunday’s final round, Langdale Industries, which owns Kinderlou Forest Golf Club, presented a check of $40,000 to the South Georgia Hospice House.


Sucher shoots 7-under 65

Zach Sucher, a Monday qualifier for the tournament, fired a 7-under 65 in Sunday’s final round, moving him into a tie for 11-under par for event. Despite finishing second, Sucher did not earn conditional status for the Tour, as he is $10,000 shy of earning as much money as the 100th place finisher on the money list in 2012. With his top 25 finish, Sucher automatically qualified for this week’s Stadion Classic at UGA in Athens, which tees off Thursday, where he can earn enough money to make the status. On Sunday, Sucher made eagle on the par-5 second, before making birdies on Nos. 3, 5, 7, 8, 11 and 18. He bogeyed the par-4 12th, his only blemish on the day.


Daly shoots 72 on birthday

John Daly, a two-time major champion, celebrated his birthday Sunday, but was off the course before the leaders even teed off Sunday. He shot a final round 72 and finished the event T53 at 4-over par. Daly is set to compete in this week’s Stadion Classic at UGA.


Witcher struggles, shoots 4-over

Valdosta State alumnus Brent Witcher struggled Sunday, shooting a 4-over par 76 to finish the tournament at 3-over. Witcher did not qualify for this week’s Tour, as he needed to finish in the top 25 for an automatic qualifying bid. He will not have to Monday qualify for the event if he wishes to participate.


Loar still the money leader

Edward Loar remains the money leader for the Tour following his 58th place finish this weekend. Loar has earned $191,483 this season on the Tour.


Up next

The Tour invades Athens for the Stadion Classic at UGA. Reigning champion Hudson Swafford, who shot a final round 2-over Sunday in Valdosta and finished tied for 11th in the tournament, will be in the field looking to defend his title at his home college course in Athens.

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