Championship Sunday

The Korn Ferry Tour: Club Car Tournament

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  • Shad Tuten putts at hole three.

  • Armstrong alum Shad Tuten and his caddy prepare for tee-off.

  • Shad Tuten tees off at the first hole.

  • Players take practice shots before teeing off.

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Hometown favorite, Shad Tuten, made a name for himself after proving that he is ready to take the next step at the PGA level.

Tuten started off the championship Sunday strong with a birdie on hole one bringing him to just one off the leader at -12.

Tuten missed a short putt on hole 3, which could have put him in first place–spectators could see his visible frustration. Although Tuten’s play was strong over the duration of the tournament, at times, his putting was his downfall.

David Skinns, who led the tournament most of the way, consistently maintained a narrow edge over the competition.

Out of nowhere, Jack Magirure, a Florida State alumni, managed to climb the rankings after a staggering 8 birdies in 12 holes. Although Skinns and Maguire were not paired together, it seemed the two were going blow for blow with over 7 lead changes occurring in the last round alone.

The back nine was steady as players weren’t able to put themselves ahead or fall behind. Holes 9-16 saw less than a dozen birdies or bogeys on the final day of action.

Tuten failed to make a birdie putt on hole 17, which ultimately cost him the tournament, only losing by one stroke and finishing at an astonishing -16.

Skinns was able to narrowly escape a comeback by the hometown favorite Tuten. He displayed a dominant performance all week long which has earned him $180,000 to walk away with, along with adding a big win to his resume

A feature story starring Shad Tuten himself is expected to occur in the near future. For updates on his career visit Tuten’s profile. Want to make sure you don’t miss out on this event next year? Visit the Club Car Championship.