Bowditch in contention at The Open; Weekley top ten at Barbasol
One of the top players affiliated with Cartersville Country Club's Scott Hamilton Golf Academy remains in contention at the weather-delayed Open Championship at St. Andrews' Old Course in Fife, Scotland. That major championship will conclude Monday, July 20. Meanwhile, another SH Golf Academy player finished in the top ten at the PGA Tour's Barbasol Classic.
Steven Bowditch is 8-under-par through three rounds at The Open Championship. He trails amateur Paul Dunne, Louis Oosthuizen, and Jason Day after 54 holes. Jordan Spieth won both The Masters and the U.S. Open -- the season's first two majors. Spieth trails the leaders by only a single stroke heading into the final round. Weather conditions -- mainly high winds -- on Friday and Saturday pushed the tournament's third round to Sunday and the final round will be played on Monday.
Other Scott Hamilton Golf Academy players at St. Andrews include Russell Henley and Harris English. They are both tied for 45th at 4-under. Brendon Todd is 3-under and tied for 57th. Tom Gillis missed the cut.
While many of the PGA Tour's players are in Scotland, the regular tour event July 16-19 was the Barbasol Classic played at Grand National Golf Club in Auburn/Opelika Alabama. The course is part of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.
SH Golf Academy player, Boo Weekley, tied for sixth at the Barbasol Classic finishing 13-under-par.
Scott Piercy won the tournament by three shots over Will Wilcox and by five over amateur Robby Shelton and professionals Whee Kim and Ricky Barnes. Jim Renner of the SH Golf Academy missed the cut at Grand National.
On the web.com Tour, the Stonebrae Classic was played July 16-19 in Hayward, California.
Si Woo Kim won the event in a playoff (-12) over Wes Roach and Jamie Lovemark.
Scott Hamilton Golf Academy affiliated players Brent Witcher (71st, +2) and Mark Silvers (75th, +7) made the cut. Hunter Hamrick and Kelvin Day missed the 36-hole cut.