Bridgestone Winter Series: Jeff Corr wins at Shingle Creek

Zach Primavera finishes second

Orlando, Fla. – December 6, 2012 – Jeff Corr carded a 6-under 66 in the final round of the NGA TOUR Bridgestone Winter Series event at Shingle Creek on Thursday to force a playoff with Zach Primavera and went on to take the title with a birdie on the fourth extra hole.

Jeff Corr Shingle Creek

 

After playing the 18th hole three times in the playoff, Corr and Primavera headed to the par-3 17th hole to break the stalemate. Corr had the honors – and a plan.

 

“I just wanted to get it on the green and maybe put some pressure on him,” said Corr of Longwood. “I hit it to about 30 feet, but he knocked to about 10 foot.”

 

But just as the momentum changed, Corr stanched it back by draining the putt for birdie. Primavera wasn’t able to convert, giving Corr his 12th NGA TOUR victory and his second BWS win in five starts this season.

 

“I drove the ball well this week; I only think I missed three fairways,” said Corr, who earned $12,000, pushing his career earnings to nearly $650,000. “I hit some good iron shots and only missed five greens all week. In the first round, I couldn’t get the speed of the greens down, but the last two days I figured it out.”

 

After opening with a 2-under 70, Corr moved up the leaderboard with a 6-under 66 in the second round, but he was still T7, three strokes off the lead and far away from his desired number going into the final round.

 

“I thought 16 under was going to be the number,” said Corr, the 2011 NGA TOUR Player of the Year.

 

In order to reach 16-under par, Corr needed to shoot a 64 in the final round. Corr made the turn at 1 under, but his focus did wane.

 

“I thought I needed to shoot 29 on the back,” he said. While he wasn’t able to break 30 on the final nine holes of regulation, Corr’s 5-under 31 was good enough for the clubhouse lead at 14-under par.

 

Primavera, who started the round T4, used back-to-back birdies on the final two holes of play to join Corr at 14-under par. Primavera, a former Ole Miss standout from Lynn Haven, almost holed out for eagle on the final hole of regulation for the win, but his 202 total was good enough for a spot in the playoff.

 

While he came up short of his first NGA TOUR victory, Primavera’s runner-up effort was his best finish in four starts on the NGA TOUR and garnered the former Rebel $5,900 in earnings.

 

Sam Ryder, a Stetson University alum from Longwood, nearly made it a three-way playoff by carding a 9-under 63 in the final round to finish at 13-under par. Ryder, the 2012 Atlantic Sun Men’s Golf Individual Medalist, moved from T27 into a tie for third with Evan Harmeling (64) and Sean Jacklin (68) with the low round.

 

Nate McCoy (68), Lanto Griffin (68) and Seath Lauer (68) finished tied for sixth at 12-under par, while Phillip Choi (66), Jason Parajeckas (65), Sebastian Szirmak (70) and James Vargas (71) finished T9 at 11-under par.

 

The NGA TOUR Bridgestone Winter Series would like to thank all the players and staff at Shingle Creek for a great event. The BWS will return to action next week at Disney – Lake Buena Vista Golf Course.

 

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Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson

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Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson is the founder and Editor of Beach Carolina Magazine. Living along the coast of North Carolina, Mike has a passion for the beach and loves to bring news and events of the Carolinas to others around the world.

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