ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga.– It’s not as though Lee Hodges hasn’t remained in pressure scenarios prior to Saturday, and thinking about the unwinded environment of the occasion he most likely wasn’t anticipating to feel any nerves.
But then he birdied the par-5 15 th hole on Sea Island Resort’s Seaside Course to move into a share of the specific lead at the “Back 2 Golf” Challenge, a 36- hole, two-man group occasion including PGA Tour gamers coupled with their equivalents from the Korn Ferry Tour.
He was connected with Jim Furyk and Harris English– a significant champ and a Tour winner, respectively.
“Exactly,” Hodges chuckled. “The last couple of holes I was like, ‘this feels like an actual tournament.’ I made birdie at 15 and saw I was tied and thought it was time to go.”
Hodges, a 24- year-old playing his 2nd complete season on the Korn Ferry Tour, birdied the last hole to surface at 10 under and win the occasion. Although he’s won lots of distinguished occasions in his profession provided the distance to golf’s reboot next week he wasn’t taking the triumph for approved.
“It was just nice to get some juices flowing again. It gives me a lot of confidence going into the restart,” stated Hodges, who was coupled with Davis Love III in the group competitors. “It was really cool, the last few holes Davis was helping me read putts and everything. It was nice to be in that position again.”
English ended up second in the specific competitors following 4 successive birdies to complete his round and Furyk connected for 3rd location.
J.T. Poston and Ben Kohles won the group competitors with an 18 under overall.
Sea Island Resort contributed $5,000 to the Coastal Georgia Foundation’s Emergency Needs Fund in Hodge’s name.