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Martin second at PGA Tour's John Deere Classic

Ben Martin, Scott Hamilton Golf Academy

Ben Martin, a client of Cartersville Country Club’s Scott Hamilton Golf Academy, finished second Sunday at the PGA Tour’s John Deere Classic in Silvis, Illinois.

Martin, who shot 62 on Saturday to move into second place heading into the final round, shot 68 Sunday to finish two shots behind tournament winner Ryan Moore. Moore was 22-under (65-65-65-67). Martin shot 66-68-62-68.

Martin, a 2009 U.S. Amateur finalist and Clemson graduate, also recorded top-10 finishes last season at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, The Players Championship, and the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

Other Scott Hamilton Golf Academy players this week at the John Deere Classic:

— Scott Stallings, tied for 16th, 69-67-66-70

— Boo Weekley, tied for 47th, 69-69-70-71

— Hudson Swafford, tied for 47h, 69-65-73-70

— Steven Bowditch, missed cut, 74-75

— Brendon Todd, missed cut, 77-72

Acworth’s Jason Bohn tied for 56th after shooting 70-69-70-70. He is a former SHGA client. Another former SHGA player, Rob Oppenheim tied for 70th after rounds of 67-68-73-75.

Joe Durant, PGA Champions Tour

On the senior PGA Champions Tour, Joe Durant is tied for sixth place heading into Monday’s final round at the U.S. Senior Open at Scioto Country Club in Columbus, Ohio.

The U.S.G.A. postponed Sunday’s final round to Monday due to course conditions. The final round is scheduled to begin at 7:30am Monday.

Durant, another client of SHGA, is fresh off a win last week at the 3M Championship in Minnesota. He is currently in second place in the Schwab Cup points race behind Bernhard Langer. Langer is tied with Durant for sixth place going into the final round Monday.

Durant, who has rounds of 75-67-70 is 2-over par. He trails leader Miguel Angel Jimenez by five shots with 18 holes remaining.

On the Tour, SHGA player Hunter Hamrick tied for 29th Sunday at the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr. Pepper at Highland Springs Country Club in Springfield, Missouri.

Hamrick was 12-under par with rounds of 72-67-66-71. Tournament champion Mackenzie Hughes shot 24-under par (67-67-64-66).

Adam Mitchell of SHGA tied for 50th at 9-under. He shot 70-69-68-72.

For other SHGA players, Kyle Thompson, Jim Renner, Jonathan Fricke, and Mark Silvers all missed the cut in Missouri.

Scott Hamilton Golf Academy


Scott Hamilton is Director of Golf at Cartersville Country Club and works with many prominent professional golfers on the PGA Tour, PGA Champions Tour, Tour, LPGA, and other professional tours through the Scott Hamilton Golf Academy.

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