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SHGA / AMG Update: Weekley, Durant, Thompson earn top five finishes

Three different players affiliated with Cartersville Country Club's Scott Hamilton Golf Academy and Athletic Motion Golf secured top five finishes on separate tours this past weekend.

Joe Durant fired three rounds in the 60s and climbed eleven spots on the Schwab Cup money list with a tie for third at the American Family Insurance Championship in Madison, Wisconsin. Durant is now 18th on the 2017 senior tour money list.

Boo Weekley tied for fifth place at the PGA Tour's Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut won by Jordan Spieth. Weekley stayed near the top of the leaderboard all weekend with three rounds in the 60s, but slipped to a 72 on Sunday.

On the Tour, Kyle Thompson fired consecutive 64s Friday and Saturday and led after 54 holes. A 74 on Sunday left Thompson in a four-way playoff at 14-under-par. The playoff was won on the second hole by Adam Schenk.

On the LPGA Tour, Brooke Pancake tied for 48th with a 5-under-par 54-hole total at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship.



Travelers Championship - June 22-25 - Cromwell, CT

Winner: Jordan Spieth (12-under, 63-69-66-70; won playoff with Daniel Berger)

Scott Hamilton Golf Academy / Athletic Motion Golf players:

T5 — Boo Weekley — 9-under (66-68-65-72)

T35 — Matt Every — 4-under (66-72-69-69)

T66 — Hudson Swafford — 1-over (66-71-74-70)

MC — Scott Stallings — 3-over (69-74)

MC — Bobby Wyatt — 5-over (69-76)

MC — Ben Crane — 7-over (72-75)

Boo Weekley

Next Event: Quicken Loans National — June 29-July 2 — TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm — Potomac, MD



American Family Insurance Championship - June 23-25 - Madison, WI

Winner: Fred Couples (15-under, 67-68-66)

Scott Hamilton Golf Academy / Athletic Motion Golf players:

T3 — Joe Durant — 12-under (69-68-67)

** Durant moved up to 18th on the Schwab Cup Money List

Next Event: June 29-July 2 — U.S. Senior Open Championship — Salem CC — Peabody, MA

Joe Durant



Lincoln Land Charity Championship — June 22-25 — Springfield, IL

Winner: Adam Schenk (14-under, 67-66-65-72; won 4-way playoff that included SHGA player Kyle Thompson)

Scott Hamilton Golf Academy / Athletic Motion Golf players:

T2 — Kyle Thompson — 14-under (68-64-64-74)**

T79 — Matt Atkins — 1-under (70-67-69-77) MC — Chris Wilson — 1-under (69-72)

** lost on second playoff hole when Schenk birdied No. 18. Eric Axley and William Kropp were also in playoff with Thompson and Schenk.

Next Event: Nashville Open — June 29-July 2 — Nashville Golf & Athletic Club — Nashville, TN

Kyle Thompson



Walmart NW Arkansas Championship — June 23-25 — Rogers, Ark.

Winner: So Yeon Ryu (18-under, 65-61-69)

Scott Hamilton Golf Academy / Athletic Motion Golf player:

T48 — Brooke Pancake — 5-under (72-67-69)

Next Event: KPMG Women’s PGA Championship — June 29-July 2 — Olympia Fields CC — Olympia Fields, IL

Brooke Pancake


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.

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