Happy Birthday on Oct. 15 to golf's Danny Keddie.
Over the weekend, two former Tennessee Vols made some noise in the world of golf.
Philip Pettitt, Jr., a 2008 graduate, played a marvelous weekend of golf. He finished tied for 3rd in the Neediest Kids Championship at TPC Potomoc in Potomac, Maryland. The Web.com Tour event was held Thursday, Oct. 4th - Sunday, Oct. 7th.
The tournament sponsor, Neediest Kids, is a non-profit organization that helps low-income students in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia obtain the basic essentials they need so they can get the education they deserve. All net proceeds from the weekend event will enable Neediest Kids to help more children in their communities succeed in school. More information: click here.
Pettitt navigated the course at Avenel Farm spectacularly, shoot a four round total of 274 (-6). His 6-under par performance netted the former Vol a nice payday of $34,800.
Pettitt, the Murfreesboro native, came out of the gate blazing with a first round of 66 (-4), but then cooled down in the second round with a 71 (+1). He finished out the tournament with a 68 (-2) and 69 (-1) respectively. To view the results: click here.
Pettitt's next event will be on Thursday, October 11th at the Miccosukee Championship in Miami, Florida.
Garrick Porteous, a 2012 graduate, also put in some serious work this weekend. Porteous was selected to play for his home country of England in the World Amateur Team Championship.
The event took place Thursday, Oct. 4th - Sunday, Oct. 7th in Antalya, Turkey at the Cornelia Golf Club and the Antalya Golf Club.
The former Vol finished tied for 62nd by shooting a three round total of 217 (+3). His best round of the weekend came in the last round as he shot a 68 (-3).
As for Porteous' team, England finished 8th in the tournament, which saw the United States take top prize. The England team shot a total of 418 (-10) and did well to finish in 8th considering tournament field consisted of 72 countries.
To view the results: click here.
In addition, here is a good write up on Porteous from The Journal newspaper: click here.
Former Vol golfer Robin Wingardh won the First Qualifying Stage Section C at
Circolo Golf Bogogno in Italy.
Wingardh shot a one-under par final round (71) to win the First Stage at the Italian venue. With a total round score of 15-under par (273), Wingardh was two shots clear of South African Dylan Fritelli after his two-under par final round (70).
Tennessee golf alum Philip Pettitt, Jr. wrapped up play at the Mexico Open Presented by Banamex Sunday, earning a share of fourth place at the event.
With an 11-under 277 in the four-day Nationwide Tour event, the former Vol collected $27,500.00, nearly doubling his season earnings. The finish was his best in 2012 and the second top-10 placement in his career.
Lee Williams won the Open with a 14-under 274 score at the par 72, 7,708-yard El Bosque Golf Club in Leon, Mexico.
The Murfreesboro, Tenn., product lettered for the Big Orange from 2004 to 2008 where he won his first collegiate tournament in his rookie campaign. He wrapped up his UT career with a 73.31 scoring average in 128 rounds played for the Vols.
In his first event on the European PGA Tour, former Vol golfer Robin Wingardh placed 45th at the Nordea Masters in Bro, Sweden, earning 8,100.00 euros for his finish Saturday.
Wingardh, who played for the Orange and White from 2007 to 2011, opened the event with a four-under 68, finding himself in a tie for fourth place after the first round. He wrapped up the tournament with a 68-73-71-73=285 (-3) tally to finish 45th.
Lee Westwood won the event at 19 under.
A native of Morarp, Sweden, Wingardh has competed in 11 Challenge Tour events with a top finish of 33rd coming at the Fred Olson Challenge de Espana in October 2011.
The 2010-11 Tennessee team captain earned All-Southeastern Conference laurels three times in his undergraduate career and pulled an All-America nod in his senior campaign.
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