News >> Nagle Captures Hawkinsville Title

The ComSouth Classic
Southern Hills Golf Club
August 26-30, 2010
 
Hawkinsville, GA (August 30, 2010)… Former University of Illinois golfer Patrick Nagle (Pacifica, CA) carded a four-under par 68 in the final round of The ComSouth Classic at Southern Hills Golf Club to capture his first career NGA Hooters Tour title. 
 
Nagle was forced to play thirty-six holes on Sunday after heavy thunderstorms delayed the third round until 8:00 Sunday morning. He began the third round tied for the lead at fifteen-under par through two rounds but after a five-under par 67, he held the outright lead heading into Sunday afternoon’s final round.
 
“It was really difficult to play thirty-six holes today,” said Nagle after the round. “I was really pleased with the superintendent and his staff and all they did to have the course ready for play after all the rain we got yesterday and last night; a lot of credit goes to those guys for giving us a great course to play on this week.”
 
Nagle began the final round with a one stroke lead over David Skinns (Lincoln, England) but started off slowly making pars over his first five holes before finally catching fire with birdies on holes 6, 8 and 9 to make the turn at three-under par 33 to reach twenty-three under for the tournament. Skinns matched Nagle with three birdies on the front nine but unlike Nagle, Skinns made two bogies and turned at one-under par 35, three strokes behind Nagle with nine holes to play.
 
NGA Hooters Tour officials did not repair after the third round because of the weather delay leaving Skinns three groups ahead of Nagle on the course.  The former Tennessee golfer opened his back nine with a bogey to drop back to even par on his round before finding his groove with four birdies down the stretch to post a four day total of twenty-three under par 265. 
 
Nagle continued his solid play once he made the turn, adding his third straight birdie of the day at the tenth hole.  The twenty-five year old then added seven straight pars, entering the seventy-second hole with a one stroke lead. After finding the fairway with his drive, Nagle then landed on the green but was forced to two putt from forty feet for the win. He calmy hit his first putt to two feet and then sank his par putt for the win.
 
“He (Skinns) played well in the third round and again in the final round and really put the pressure on me today,” said Nagle. “Since the winter I have been putting myself in contention and I was just able to finally get it done this week and the key for me was getting off to a hot start, going 15-under through two rounds.”
 
With his first place finish on Sunday, Nagle moves into fourth place on the season long money list with $75,711 thanks in part to the $30,000 first place check, while Skinns moves to ninth on the money list after taking home $15,890.
 
Mark Harrell (Hazelhurst, GA) headlined the South Georgia players this week in the ComSouth Classic after he posted a four day total of fifteen-under par 273, while Warner Robin’s product Chris Wolfe finished one back at fourteen-under par 274. Other local players included Jon David Kennedy (Hawkinsville), who posted a nine-under par 279 total and a T-51.
 
The NGA Hooters Tour heads to North Augusta, South Carolina next week for the eleventh straight year of The Kandy Waters Memorial Classic at Mount Vintage Plantation and golf club. Action begins Thursday September 2, 2010 and as with all NGA Hooters Tour events is open free to the public.
 
HOOTS:
The NGA Hooters Tour would like to thank Tournament Director Mike McCollum and his staff and volunteers for their hard work this week to help put on a successful seventy-two hole event even with all the delays we went through this week in Hawkinsville. The tour would also like to thank Russ Dunaway and all his maintenance crew for their hard work each day to get the course in the best shape for our players.