Back to Back 67’s keep Florida Southern alum Brian Richey ahead at Palmetto State Open

Last Week’s Winner, Jamaica’s Wesley Brown, just 3 back heading into final round

LITTLE RIVER, SC August 5, 2014 – Florida Southern alum Brian Richey, out of Lakeland, Fla., once again finds himself leading and in the final pairing on the final day of an NGA Tour event. This is nothing new for Richey, who is looking for his first NGA Tour Pro Series win. It’s not that Richey has been snake bit, it’s just lady luck has chosen to shine on others and snatch victory out from under him several times this season. In Ocala, former Florida Gator Tyson Alexander holed out for eagle from 17 fairway to snatch victory out from under Richey. Then, only a week later, Richey’s traveling companion Wesley Graham made a hole-in-one on 17 final day to once again deny Richey his first Pro Series victory. Still Richey’s solid play has managed to keep him inside the top 10 on the NGA Tour money list season and win this week at the Palmetto State Open at River Hills Country Club in Little River, S.C. would go a long way to putting him inside the top 5, earning him on of the NGA Tour’s Q School Reimbursements for the upcoming Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament.

Brian Richey

Brian Richey

Right on Richey’s heels is last week’s NGA winner Wesley Brown, playing out of Jamaica. Brown followed up his opening round one under par with a low round 66 of the event. He’ll be paired with Richey in the final pairing set to go off at 8:02am EST. Joining the twosome with will be Sumter’s Dalton Ward, who is 5 back of Richey and looking for his first NGA Tour win. Little River’s own Patrick Lundy, who turned professional straight out of high school after finishing as one of the top 10 amateurs in the US, shot a second round 68 to put himself back into contention and he’ll start the final round 6 back of the lead. Hartsville’s Paul Brown, a multi-time NGA Tour winner, just snuck in on the cut line at one over par. Altogether thirteen players made the cut at this year’s event. Spectators are welcome and, as always, admission is free.

Pos PLAYER Hole Score R1 R2 R3 Total
1 Brian Richey F -10 67 67 134
2 Wesley Brown F -7 71 66 137
3 Dalton Ward F -5 69 70 139
4 Patrick Lundy F -4 72 68 140
5 Tanner Ervin F -3 72 69 141
6 Jason Perry F -2 72 70 142
6 Ross Pringle F -2 72 70 142
8 Mac Mc Laughlin F -1 71 72 143
8 Garrett Spivey F -1 71 72 143
10 Daniel Stanley F E 75 69 144
10 Trevor Banks F E 68 76 144
12 Paul Brown F 1 75 70 145
12 Matthew Atkins F 1 74 71 145
MC Clark Rose Cut 2 71 75 146
MC Sean Kenny Cut 3 74 73 147
MC Anthony Bradley Cut 3 73 74 147
MC Taylor Banks Cut 3 73 74 147
MC Matt Fry Cut 3 72 75 147
MC Garth Mc Gee Cut 3 71 76 147
MC Tyler Light Cut 4 73 75 148
MC Josh Clay Cut 4 70 78 148
MC Jay Woodson Cut 5 76 73 149
MC James Field, Jr Cut 5 73 76 149
MC Ben Smith Cut 6 78 72 150
MC Beau Cutts Cut 6 72 78 150
MC Crawford Reeves Cut 7 74 77 151
MC Kyle Simpson Cut 8 76 76 152
MC Mccuen Elmore Cut 9 78 75 153
MC Fabian Campbell Cut 10 79 75 154
MC Jared Goslee Cut 10 77 77 154
MC Justin Roach Cut 12 76 80 156
MC Donald Adams
MC Justin Johnson
MC Jeff Pagac
MC A J Singh

To learn more about the NGA Tour or the National Golf Association please visit www.ngatour.com or call 800-992-8748.

For full 2014 Palmetto State Open results visit: http://www.ngatour.com/leaderboard/cs2014015/#.U-FA3-NdU8w

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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