SHGA / AMG Update: Swafford earns top ten at WGC-Bridgestone, Crane and Durant collect top fifteen f




Hudson Swafford shot a 5-under-par total at the World Golf Championship Bridgestone Invitational last weekend in Akron, Ohio to earn top performance honors for players affiliated with Cartersville Country Club's Scott Hamilton Golf Academy and/or Athletic Motion Golf.


Swafford was eleven shots behind eventual winner Hideki Matsuyama, but finished with rounds of 70-69-70-66 to finish in a tie for tenth in a world-class field.


SHGA/AMG players, Ben Crane and Chris Kirk wrapped up top twenty finishes at the PGA Tour Barracuda Championship in Reno, Nevada. The modified Stableford scoring system event included nine SHGA/AMG players. Matt Every and Aaron Baddeley made the 36-hole cut.


Meanwhile, Joe Durant continued his consistent play on the PGA Champions Tour. He finished tied for 13th in his title defense at the 3M Championship in Minnesota. The defending champion fired three rounds in the 60s -- 67-66-69.

PGA TOUR

World Golf Championships - Bridgestone Invitational

August 3-6 — Akron, OH

Winner: Hideki Matsuyama (16-under-par; 69-67-67-61)

Scott Hamilton Golf Academy and/or Athletic Motion Golf players:

T10 — Hudson Swafford (5-under; 70-69-70-66)

Barracuda Championship

August 3-6 — Reno, NV (Modied Stableford scoring)

Winner: Chris Stroud in playoff over Richy Werenski and Greg Owen

Scott Hamilton Golf Academy and/or Athletic Motion Golf players:

T11 — Ben Crane (37 pts.; 4-12-11-10)

T18 — Chris Kirk (32 pts.; 8-5-11-8)​​

T61 — Matt Every (19 pts.; 5-13-[-1]-2)

64 — Aaron Baddeley (16 pts.; 5-5-2-4)

MC — Brendon Todd (9 pts.; [-2]-11)

MC — Scott Stallings (8 pts.; 7-1)

MC — Jason Bohn (5 pts.; 5-E)

MC — Bobby Wyatt (-3 pts; 1-[-4])

MC — Steven Bowditch (-11 pts.; 2-[-13])

Next Event: PGA Championship — August 10-13 — Quail Hollow; Charlotte, NC

Ben Crane

PGA CHAMPIONS TOUR

3M Championship

August 4-6 — Blaine, MN

Winner: Paul Goydos (20-under-par; 70-60-66) in playoff over Gene Sauers


Scott Hamilton Golf Academy and/or Athletic Motion Golf players:


T13 — Joe Durant (14-under; 67-66-69)


Next Event: Dick’s Sporting Goods Open; August 18-20; Endicott, NY



Joe Durant

WEB.COM TOUR

Ellie Mae Classic

August 3-6 — Hayward, CA

Winner: Martin Piller (18-under-par; 68-62-68-64)


Scott Hamilton Golf Academy and/or Athletic Motion Golf players:


None of the SHGA/AMG players participated in this event.


Next Event: Price Cutter Charity Championship — August 10-13 — Highland Springs CC — Springfield, MO

LPGA TOUR

Ricoh Women’s British Open

August 3-6 — Fife, Scotland

Winner: In-Kyung Kim (18-under-par; 65-68-66-71)


Scott Hamilton Golf Academy and/or Athletic Motion Golf players:


None; Brooke Pancake did not play.


Next Event: The Solheim Cup — August 18-20 — West Des Moines, IA

Next Full Field Event: Canadian Pacific Women’s Open — August 24-27 — Ottawa, Canada

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


Both Hamilton and Granato are affiliated professionals with Athletic Motion Golf. (https://athleticmotiongolf.com)


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, WEB.com Tour, LPGA Tour, and more. Mike Granato is a local golf instructor who also works with many of Hamilton's clients.


Scott Hamilton and Mike Granato

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