Case With The Ace
By Torleif Sorenson on 5/14/14
Golfers who get through Monday qualifiers for PGA Tour events are usually considered long-shots to make the 36-hole cut, let alone win. But they are often good learning and playing experiences.
The Monday qualifier for the HP Byron Nelson Classic was held at the Lakes at Castle Hills in nearby Lewisville, Texas. Due to thunderstorms and high winds, the qualifier had to be carried over on Tuesday morning. Not surprisingly, a 4-for-3 playoff ensued.
That's when Dallas-area resident Case Cochran stepped up.
On the fifth playoff hole, the 152-yard par-3 16th, Cochran pulled a 7-iron... and aced it.
This means that the Texas A&M alum has an opportunity for a fairly sweet payday, should he make the cut on Friday. The Aggie athletic department staff were paying attention and were among the first to congratulate him:
At first glance, a mini-tour player like Case Cochran might seem like a long shot to make the cut, but thus far this year on the Adams Pro Tour, he has made five of six cuts, including three top-ten finishes in Louisiana. He notched a solo second-place finish two weeks ago at Baton Rouge, a T-2 at Alexandria, and a T-9 at Houma.
Anything can happen at a PGA Tour event — good or ugly. Let's see if "Ace" Case can find his place after 36 holes.
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joe jones says:
How many times did Patrick Reed Monday qualify a couple of years ago? And I remember Arjun Atwall won a tourney he monday qualified in.
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