Friday, May 22, 2015

Nicklaus Award Winner Adam Svensson Goes 3-for-3 with Win at Milton Martin Honda Classic

Barry University National Champion wins first three starts as a professional on the SwingThought Tour

(Gainesville, Ga.) – It was back in February, just three short months ago, that 2014 Nicklaus Award Winner Adam Svensson decided to turn professional after winning his ninth collegiate tournament in 14 starts at Barry University.

“After winning my last two starts, my gut was telling me it was the right time to make the move and turn professional,” said Adam Svensson when he first turned professional. “I feel my game is ready to be pushed to the next level and I am excited to challenge and better myself against the best players in professional golf.”

Pushed? Challenge? After winning his 3rd straight SwingThought Tour event in as many starts, the 2-time National Champion is making it look easy against some of the best players in professional golf and the scary part is, he’s getting better. Svensson, out of Surrey, British Columbia, had to defeat fellow Canadian Lucas Kim in a playoff for his 1st win at Harbor Hills. He then won the Killearn Country Club Classic with five players finishing a shot back. Then, at last week’s Milton Martin Honda Classic, he ran away from the field, shooting a final day 67 to win by five strokes over his nearest competitor. And, if history is any indicator, we can expect big things from Svensson in the future as past winners in Gainesville include 2012 Player of the Year Brandon Brown and Tour members Travis Bertoni and Dan McCarthy.

While Svensson had a comfortable week, shooting 66-66-67-67 to lead the event from start to finish, it was Valdosta State alum and Tour member Brent Witcher who got closest to him. Witcher shot 69-67-68-67 to finish at 17 under par, alone in second five shots back. David Toms Award Winner and All-Nicklaus Team Member Justin Lower, out of Malone University, shot 68-67-68-69 matching Svensson and Witcher as the only players to score in the 60’s all four rounds, and finished at 16 under par in a tie for 3rd with Big Break Myrtle Beach Winner and Auburn alum Jimmy Brandt. Tour member and Alabama alum Nick Rousey, who has been on a tear since returning to the SwingThought Tour, had his second consecutive top-5 finish shooting 15 under par and finishing alone in fifth.

Svensson received $20,000 for the win while Witcher received $9,970 for runner-up. Brandt and Lower each received $7,370 for finishing tied for third. Rousey earned $5,770 for his fifth-place finish. Altogether the purse for the event was $140,000 with 61 players making the two day cut to play Saturday and Sunday.

The SwingThought Tour would like to thank Director of Golf Rodger Hogan, Head Superintendent Sheldon Foote, and the rest of the staff and volunteers at Chattahoochee Golf Course for putting on a first rate professional golf tournament and week in what has become a mainstay of the SwingThought Tour Pro Series.

The SwingThought Tour heads to Fayetteville, N.C. May 25 through 30 for the All-American Golf Championship to be held at the championship Gates Four Golf & Country Club. Big Break Palm Beaches runner-up Justin Martinson returns as defending champion of the four-day 72-hole event that features $140,000 Purse with $20,000 going to the winner. Tournament play begins Wednesday, May 27 and continues through to the Final Round Saturday, May 30 with a special sponsor’s pro-am tournament to be held Tuesday May 26th. The low 55 players & ties after 36-holes make the cut to play the final two rounds Friday and Saturday. Also special to this year’s event is the fact that two Web event exemptions will be on the line, an entry into this year’s Air Capital Classic in Wichita and the Digital Ally Open in Overland Park, to be determined by the 36-hole and 72-hole leaders of the event.

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