IJGT ELITE: Pro Edition (March 23, 2015)

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March 23, 2015

It was an exciting weekend for IJGT alums competing professionally. In fact, on Thursday night IJGT alums sat atop the leaderboard in both the PGA TOUR’s Arnold Palmer Invitational and the Web.com Tour’s Chile Classic. Here are some of the highlights from the past week:

PGA TOUR: Arnold Palmer Invitational – Orlando, FL – March 19-22, 2015

The big news in pro golf this weekend was Matt Every defending his Arnold Palmer Invitational title. He made a 17-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole of the tournament to earn the win with a 19-under 269 tournament total. Every was the first player to win at Bay Hill with all four rounds in the 60s since Payne Stewart did it in 1987. He also became just the third player—after Tiger Woods and Loren Roberts—to earn repeat victories at Bay Hill. You can read more about Every’s victory and watch his winning putt by clicking here.

Morgan Hoffmann was leading by three shots after 36 holes, but ended up finishing in fourth with a 15-under 273 tournament total. He made par or better on every hole in round one, including an eagle on the par-5 sixth hole, on the way to a 6-under 66 to start the tournament. He improved on his round one score by one stroke to card a 7-under 65 in round two.

Web.com Tour: Chile Classic – Santiago, Chile – March 19-22, 2015

Jamie Lovemark finished seventh with a 16-under 268 tournament total. He shot in the 60s in all four rounds and made par or better on every hole in round two on the way to a 7-under 64.

Tain Lee carded an 8-under 63 in round one to lead after 18 holes, but ended up finishing in a tie for 30th with a 10-under 274 tournament total.

eGolf Gateway Tour: Nova Tax Group Open – Huntersville, NC – March 17-20, 2015

Christian Brand carded an 11-under 273 tournament total to finish second. He carded four consecutive birdies on holes No. 6 through 9 in round three.

Garland Green tied for fifth with a 7-under 277 tournament total.

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