La'Cassie Gets His Card - In Style
By Torleif Sorenson on 8/27/13
Bronson La'Cassie, a native of Brisbane, Queensland, not only won his first Web.com Tour event on Sunday, but he also punched his ticket to the PGA Tour for 2014. La'Cassie got there by prevailing in a three-hole, sudden-death playoff against Matt Bettencourt, who also secured his 2014 Tour card on Sunday afternoon. But La'Cassie is no stranger to American golf, having played four years at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where he majored in business and marketing. His victory (his second as a professional) came on Sunday at the Cox Classic at Champions Run in Obama, Nebraska.
The men and women in Omaha take care to do a memorable trophy presentation, too — each year, the trophy is delivered via a Blackhawk helicopter:
The problem is that the future status of the Cox Classic is not yet determined. Nebraska may be "fly-over country" to some people, but it is home to many die-hard golfers and fans of the game. The state also has some excellent public-access courses too, most notably Wild Horse in Gothenburg (described as the "Carnoustie of the Corn Belt"), The Prairie Club outside Valentine, Quarry Oaks near Ashland, and Bayside near Ogallala. Nebraska is also home to Sand Hills, a private Bill Coore / Ben Crenshaw design that is ranked ninth-best in the entire world.
Here's hoping that the PGA Tour continues their AAA-circuit presence in Omaha in 2014.
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Hope so. Senior US Open was great this year!
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