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).
Earlier in the week, Wingardh came out determined and focused as a six-under par opening
round of 66 handed him the lead after first day of play. He added a second round score of 69 before a five-under par third round of 67 kept
him on top in Italy.
The former Tennessee golfer is a native of Morarp, Sweden and graduated in 2011. During his time on Rocky Top, Wingardh racked up numerous awards and honors such as: 2008 Freshman All-SEC, 2nd Team All-SEC (2009, 2010, 2011), 2011 D-1 Ping All-American Honorable Mention, and Team Caption for the 2011 Volunteer squad.
Low credits Rogers for having "unlimited physical tools" and says he should "own the middle of the field this season with (Justin) Hunter and junior college newcomer Cordarrelle Patterson doing their thing on the outside."
Rogers finished with 1,040 receiving yards and nine touchdown catches en route to being named to the 2011 Associated Press All-SEC First Team.
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.
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.
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
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.
On June 5, we'd like to wish Happy Birthday to recently former tennis great Boris Conkic and golf standout David Holmes.
A four-time All-SEC performer from 2008-11, Conkic is one of only four players in program history to record at least 100 career wins in both singles and doubles. He and John-Patrick Smith teamed up as seniors to form the 2011 ITA Doubles Team of the Year. Conkic now coaches tennis in his home country of Serbia and also plays club tennis in Germany.
Among many key wins, Conkic clinched the Vols' 2010 SEC Tournament Championship at Kentucky:
Holmes, a native of Knoxville, was an All-American for the Vols on the golf course from 2007-2010. He turned pro in 2011 and is currently playing primarily on the NGA Tour. Here is an interview from earlier this year with the NGA:
Another former Vols standout,
David Holmes, posted his best professional finish with a tie for 10th at Three
Ridges. The Knoxville native shot 68-69-69-70--276 to earn his best paycheck at $2,763. For
the year in 10 NGA Tour starts, Holmes has made six cuts and earned $12,223 to climb
into 39th place.
On the European Challenge
Tour, former Vols Chris Paisley tied for 28th and Charlie Ford tied for 51st at
the Telenet Trophy in Belgium.