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SHGA update: Henley ties for 11th at Masters

Final results for Scott Hamilton Golf Academy players for tour events ending Sunday, April 9.

Each week, Bartow Sports Zone tracks the professional golfers on tour affiliated with Cartersville Country Club's Scott Hamilton Golf Academy ( and teaching professional Mike Granato (

Both Hamilton and Granato are affiliated professionals with Athletic Motion Golf. (

Scott Hamilton is the long time Director of Golf at Cartersville Country Club and is teacher/advisor/instructor to many prominent golf professionals competing on the PGA Tour, PGA Champions Tour, Tour, LPGA Tour, and more. Mike Granato is a local golf instructor who also works with many of Hamilton's clients.


Russell Henley, part of the Scott Hamilton Golf Academy group of players, moved up ten spots on the leaderboard Sunday in Augusta with a final round 69 to finish 1-under-par and tie for 11th.

Henley shot rounds of 71-76-71-69 at the Masters, one week after qualifying by winning the Shell Houston Open. It was his fourth Masters appearance and his best-ever finish. Previously, Henley missed the cut in 2013, tied for 31st in 2014, and was 21st in 2015.

Hudson Swafford, another SHGA player at the Masters, missed the cut with rounds of 77-76.

The PGA Tour moves to Hilton Head, SC this week and the Harbour Town Golf Links for the RBC Heritage.


Cartersville and Bartow County had one other connection at the Masters.

Oklahoma University golfer Brad Dalke shot a 78-75 in the first two rounds of the Masters, but the amateur missed the cut. His collegiate assistant coach is Jim Garren of Cartersville.

The sophomore will also be exempt to play in this year's U.S. Open and the next five U.S. Amateur Championships after finishing runner-up at the 2016 U.S. Amateur.


On the PGA Champions Tour, SHGA-player Joe Durant was off this past week after his 11th place finish at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic in Biloxi, MS the week before.

The PGA Champions Tour tees it up this week at the Mitsubishi Electric Classic, April 14-16 at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, GA.


The next event on the Tour is the United Leasing & Finance Championship at Victoria National Golf Club in Newburgh, Indiana April 20-23. Casey Wittenberg will lead several SHGA players at that event. He is currently fifth on the Tour's money list with one win.


Brooke Pancake represents the Scott Hamilton Golf Academy on the LPGA Tour. The 2013 LPGA Rookie of the Year has one event played this year. She tied for 47th at the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic in January.

The LPGA is in Hawaii this week at Ko Olina Golf Club for the LOTTE Championship.

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