Salt Lake City (June 29, 2016) – Tournament organizers today announced the two sponsor exemptions for the 2016 Web.com Tour's Utah Championship being held July 21 – 24 at Thanksgiving Point Golf Club.
Earning the highly coveted unrestricted exemptions are Utah native Steele DeWald and current Utah resident Marcus Burbank. These players will join the field of 156 golfers competing for a PGA TOUR card. All fifty PGA TOUR cards will come from playing the Web.com Tour season, as well as the season ending Web.com Tour series event.
WICHITA, Kan. – Ollie Schniederjans rolled in an 18-foot birdie putt on the second extra hole to defeat former Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Order of Merit winner J.J. Spaun and PAC-12 Freshman of the Year Collin Morikawa in a playoff at the Air Capital Classic presented by AETNA. The 23-year-old Schniederjans’ first Web.com Tour win moves him up to No. 3 on the money list.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – James Driscoll dunked his second shot at the par-4 12th hole for eagle Sunday to break away from a packed leaderboard beneath him at the inaugural Nashville Golf Open for his second career Web.com Tour victory. His 160-yard hole-out for eagle was sandwiched between birdies at No. 11 and No. 13, completing a 4-under, three-hole stretch on the back nine to secure his first Web.com Tour title since 2004.
IVANHOE, Ill. – Max Homa erased a seven-shot deficit Sunday with a final-round, 5-under 67 to squeak out a one-shot victory over Josh Teater and John Mallinger at the Rust-Oleum Championship at Ivanhoe Club. Playing four groups ahead of the final group, the 2013 NCAA individual champion posted 13-under 275 and then had to wait nearly 45 minutes to see if it’d hold. It did as Teater, the 54-hole leader, was unable to make par at the last to force a playoff.
“I thought I was going to be in a playoff,” Homa said. “Those last three holes are very hard, and I’d be very impressed and he’d be a worthy champion if he made a birdie. But I got a little lucky there.”
For Dominic Bozzelli, this week in Punta Cana was paradise, found.
The native of Rochester, New York secured his first Web.com Tour victory at the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship thanks to a 24-under-par total. His lone bogey on the weekend came on the 72nd hole as he beat a trio of golfers by four strokes.
After a week off, the Web.com Tour returns for the inaugural Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship at the Corales Golf Club in the Dominican Republic. It’s the Tour’s lone foray into the Caribbean, and marks the first of four new events in six weeks on the Web.com Tour in 2016.