Kevin Dougherty did not program to invest Sunday night time in Georgia, but taking into consideration the conditions, he did not mind at all.
Dougherty had a little much better week in the Korn Ferry Tour’s Savannah Golf Championship than he expected. He was in the final pairing of the day Sunday afternoon at The Landings Club’s Deer Creek Study course, 1 shot guiding event leader Evan Harmeling.
The former Oklahoma State golfer, now in his sixth period as a experienced, is receiving married subsequent weekend. Dougherty was scheduled to capture a flight dwelling to California at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
In its place, he experienced to alter his journey plans to capture a 9:30 a.m. Monday flight, a 2nd-place finish in hand. Not a lousy way to start off a relationship.
Dougherty almost experienced the victory, but he bogeyed No. 17 and then viewed as Harmeling birdied 18 to pressure an further hole.
Evan Harmeling forces the playoff!
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“I would like to be going home as I have not witnessed my fiancé in two months,” stated Dougherty, a indigenous of Murrieta, California. “It’ll be pleasant to get house and see her. I was hoping to get property Sunday but thinking about the situation, I don’t brain.
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“We have a probability to compete and currently being in contention is normally fun. Enjoying in Savannah is 1 of my most loved sites of the calendar year. The golf system is magnificent and it’s normally in terrific condition. They handle us fantastic.”
Dougherty experienced constructed a two-stroke edge on No, 15 with a birdie, heading down the homestretch.
— Korn Ferry Tour (@KornFerryTour) Oct 4, 2020
Dougherty rated 134th on the Korn Ferry factors standings likely into the tournament. There was practically nothing to reveal he would locate himself in a posture to get his initial Korn Ferry earn in his second period on the tour, which is owned and operated by the PGA Tour.
A tie for 22nd in Portland represented Dougherty’s ideal finish this period. Past year, he experienced two prime-10 finishes with whole winnings of $144,412. Coming to Savannah, it has been a leaner year as the cash listing confirmed him with $33,241.
Last calendar year, Dougherty concluded 34th on the final details record, which earned him Korn Ferry Tour standing for the 2020 time.
Dougherty came into Savannah off a tie for 55th location very last 7 days at the Wichita Open. He opened the season with superior anticipations but missed the lower in his very first 4 tournaments. For the time, he has created the reduce in 10 of 18 tournaments which include Savannah.