NGA Tour: Rains stop final round at Killearn Country Club Classic

Final round to finish on Tuesday

 

Tallahassee, Fla. – February 24, 2013 – For the fourth day in a row, Mother Nature played havoc with the NGA TOUR event at Killearn Country Club, forcing the conclusion of the $200,000 Killearn Country Club Classic to a Tuesday finish.

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After a massive front of inclement weather pushed the first round into Friday and the finish of the second round into Sunday, the NGA TOUR shortened the event to 54 holes with hopes of a Sunday finish. Unfortunately, rain didn’t allow many of the leaders to complete the final round of play.

 

David Skinns, a former University of Tennessee All-American from Lincoln, England, was able to complete the final round and his 6-under 66 gave him the clubhouse lead with a 13-under 203 total.

 

Second-round leader Clayton Rask, a former Minnesota Golden Gopher from Otsego, Minn., was also 13-under par at the conclusion of play. Rask was even par through 14 holes of the final round on Sunday.

 

Kelly Kraft, the 2011 U.S. Amateur champion from Dallas, also posted a 6-under 66 in the final round to move from T21 into a tie for third at 12-under par. Rookies Trent Whitekiller and Blayne Barber and multi-time NGA TOUR winner James Vargas were also tied for third when play was halted on Sunday.

 

Lake City’s Barber, who finished T42 in last week’s PGA TOUR event, was 3-under par through 15 holes; Vargas, a University of Florida alumnus from Miami, was 2-under through 15 holes; and Whitekiller, a former Oklahoma State standout from Sallisaw, Okla., was 1-under par through 14 holes.

 

Web.com Tour veterans Josh Broadaway and Jeff Corr were 11-under par and tied for seventh at the conclusion of play on Sunday. Broadaway of Albany, Ga., completed the final round with a bogey-free 6-under 66, while Corr of Longwood was 2 under through 15 holes.

 

Erik Barnes (67), T.J. Bordeaux (65), Daniel Mazziotta (68), Jon Curran (68) and Stuart Anderson (69) finished the event tied for ninth at 10-under par. Hunter Hamrick, Rick Cochran III, Chris Erwin and Zack Fischer were still on the course when play was suspended and also T9 at 10-under par.

The NGA Pro Golf Tour is the No. 3 Men’s Professional Golf Tour in the United States after the PGA and Web.com Tours and is the No. 1 recommended developmental tour by more PGA and Web.com Tour Professionals.

 

The NGA has helped hundreds of professionals acquire their PGA TOUR, Euro, Web.com, and Champions Tour cards. In fact, NGA alumni have won an incredible Fifteen (15) “Major” Championships.

 

NGA alumni include: 2012 Masters champion Bubba Watson; 2011 PGA Championship winner Keegan Bradley; 2010 PGA TOUR Player of the Year and 2003 US Open Champion Jim Furyk; 2009 British Open Champion Stewart Cink; 2009 U.S. Open Champion Lucas Glover; 2007 Masters Champion Zach Johnson; 2003 PGA Champion Shaun Micheel; 2003 British Open Champion Ben Curtis; two-time U.S. Open Champion Lee Janzen; British Open and PGA Champion John Daly; British Open Champion Tom Lehman; PGA Champion David Toms; 2003 Tour Championship Winner Chad Campbell; 2010 NGA Player of the Year Michael Thompson; 2012 PGA TOUR winners Mark Wilson, George McNeill, Ted Potter Jr., Scott Stallings and Scott Piercy.

 

The NGA Pro Golf Tour, established in 1988, predates the Web.com Tour as the longest running developmental tour in golf. In 2012, the NGA TOUR became the “Official Partner of the 2012 Reno-Tahoe Open” and secured one PGA TOUR and six Web.com Tour event exemptions for its members, the most in developmental golf.

 

For more information on the NGA or the NGA Pro Golf Tour, please visit our website at www.NGATOUR.com or contact our Tour Office at (800) 992-8748.

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson

About the Author:

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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