Gallagher, Jr. at Toshiba Classic
March 23, 2013
Last week, former Vol Jim Gallagher, Jr., recorded his best finish of the year on the PGA Champions Tour.
Gallagher finished tied for 8th by carding 66-68-71--205 (-8) at the Toshiba Classic in Newport Beach, Calif.
"I feel good,'' Gallagher said. "I'm hitting it good. I just need to keep it going, keep playing".
David Frost, a native of South Africa, won the 19th Toshiba Classic by carding a 63-66-65--194 (-19). Frost began the tournament with an 8-under par 63 which tied a low-score tournament record.
Gallagher is back in action this weekend, March 22-24, at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic in Biloxi, Miss. The Resort Classic at Fallen Oak is a welcoming tournament for Gallagher, as he heads back to his home state to play one of his favorite courses.
"It's a golf course I like," Gallagher said, "It's one of my favorites of the courses that we play out here".
Gallagher is currently 34th on the Champions Tour money list.
Gallagher is one of the most decorated golfers to ever play for the University of Tennessee men's golf team. He lettered for the Volunteers from 1980 to 1983.
During his time in Knoxville, Gallagher was an All-American in 1982, an All-SEC member in 1980 and 1982, and carried the men's golf team to three NCAA tournament appearances. After graduating in 1983 with a marketing degree, Gallagher turned pro and hit the PGA Tour.
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