Friday, December 12, 2008

Grandstand finish earns a few dollars more in Florida
for Russell Knox

Florida-based Russell Knox from Inverness hit form in the last round to finish joint ninth and earn $2,415 in the Hooters Tour Winter Series event at Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club, Haines City, Florida.
Knox was in joint 28th place after two opening rounds of 71 but a five-under-par 67, in which he covered his last 15 holes in six under par, saw him surge up the leaderboard fo finish on seven-under-par 209.
Russell had three birdies in his first round, two in his second and six in his final round in which he bogeyed the second and then birdied the long fourth, the fifth, the long ninth, the 15th, the long 16th and 18th.
The scoring on the Hooters Tour is always very low as witness the winner in this event by five strokes of the $12,414 top prize. Keegan Bradley from Huntington, New York State shot 67, 66 and 67 for a 16-under-par total of 200. Knox had to shoot two-under-par 142 to beat the cut after two rounds.
Knox and Bradley shared the low-round honours on the final day with their 67s.
The Scot finished joint second in last week's event and is one of the leading money winners on the Hooters Tour in 2008.
David Kirkpatrick, another Florida-based Scot from Edinburgh, failed to survive cut.
The Hooters Tour Winter Series now takes a break until mid-January.

Par 216 (3 x 72)
200 Keegan Bradley (Huntington, New York State) 67 66 67 ($12,414).
205 Jim Rennie (Plainville, Maryland) 67 68 70 ($6,191).
206 Jeff Corr (Longwood, Florida) 66 71 69 ($5,156).
Selected score:
209 Russell Knox (Inverness) 71 71 67 $2,415) (jt 9th).



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