Tag: Dirk Schultz
Dirk Schultz had a great start to the final round of the 42nd PGA Professional National Championship but in the end, it must have felt like the back nine on a sunday at the Masters.
Schultz had a pair of early birdies and only one bogey thru the front nine that left him at 2-under for the tournament. However, the wheels fell off on the back nine. schultz had bogeys on 11, 12, 13 and 15 and a double bogey on the 16th, followed with a birdie on the 17th. He finished the back nine with a 41 that knocked him out of the top 20.
He finished the day at 4-over-par 75 and 3-over-par 287 for the 72-hole tournament. Players were still on the course to determine the exact finish. He was 40th when he ended. He needed to finished in the top 20 for a berth in the PGA Championship in August.
Beaver Creek pro Dirk Schultz has teed off this morning in the third round of the PGA Pro National Championship in New Mexico.
Right now he is at level-par through the first 12 holes of his round today and remains at par for the tournament. He is playing the monster 7,500-yard Twin Warriors Club.
Today, unlike the first two rounds, Schultz started with all pars. In the first two rounds he had been starting with two bogeys. He has one bogey and one birdie so far thru 12 holes. Schultz really needs to get about 3 birdies along the way to move up the leaderboard. He is 29th right now.
DIRK JUST BIRDIED THE 14TH AND 16TH HOLES TO GO TO 2-UNDER AND INTO 15TH PLACE.
TODAY’S FINAL — DIRK bogeyed the 17th hole and finished with a par to go 1-under 70 …. He stands at 1-under for the tournament and is currently in 20th place …. Half of the field is still out on the course so his official standing for the day is yet to be determined and his tee time for Wednesday.
He was also the only player from the PGA Mid-Atlantic region that made the cut on Monday.
UPDATE: Beaver Creek professional Dirk Schultz is playing in the PGA Professional National Championship in New Mexico beginning today.
Schultz started his round with two straight bogeys but came back with three birdies and was 1-under thru his first eight holes. He then bogeyed the first two holes on the back nine before finishing his first round with an even-par 71. He is playing the Santa Ana course, one of two courses being used for the 42nd annual tournament.
It’s the beginning of a grueling 72-hole tournament with the top 20 players gaining a spot in the PGA Championship which will be played at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota in August.
Schultz is one of 20 players from the Mid-Atlantic region in the tournament. All told, there are 312 players vying for honors. The second half of the field is playing Sunday afternoon.The cut will be made following Monday’s second round.