David Holmes earned his best professional finish and
David Skinns moved back into second place on the money list to highlight a pair
of former Tennessee Vols on the NGA Pro Golf Tour.
Holmes finished 15th at the Mountain Lakes Classic in
Seneca, S.C., earning $2,440 on the strength of a 68-71-72-70--281 scorecard.
The 2010 Vols captain has made the cut in four of his six starts this year and
stands 37th on the money list with $7,092. Holmes made $8,595 in 18 starts last
year in his first season on the NGA Tour.
Skinns shot 70-67-75-66--278 to tie for eighth at the
Mountain Lakes event and earn his third top-10 result in five starts this year.
Skinns won the Cutter Creek Golf Classic in late March and also finished third
at the Killearn Country Club Classic to start the season.
For the year, Skinns has $39,436 in earnings to trail
only Brandon Brown of Shelbyville, Ky., by $6,676 on the 2012 money list. Brown
jumped into first place after winning this week's tournament and he is the
defending NGA Pro Golf Tour money champion from 2011.
Another former Vols golfer, Cameron Lawrence, tied for
50th at the Mountain Lakes event to snap a string of three missed cuts and post
his best professional showing. Lawrence had two eagles during the weekend, both
on par 4s, and shot 69-76-77-68--290. The two rounds in the 60s were his first since
March 1 in the opening round of the season's very first tournament.
The Nationwide Tour resumes this week in Valdosta, Ga.,
with Philip Pettitt 45th on the 2012 money list at $24,361. Pettitt has made
the most of his two made cuts in six starts thus far, finishing 25th and ninth.
Former UT players on the European Challenge Tour return
to action May 10-13 at the Madeira Islands Open in Portugal. Chris Paisley is
39th on the early money list with approximately $4,439 and Charlie Ford is 55th
with approximately $3,076. Another former Vol, Robin Wingardh, is scheduled to
begin playing the Challenge Tour in May.
Both Paisley and Ford have made the cut twice in three Challenge
Tour events played on three continents - Asia, South America and Africa.