The Fresh Coat - Monday, March 7
Boxer Winky Wright and Lee McCoy, the only amateur in the 2016 Valspar Championship presented by BB&T field, were on the winning team in Monday’s Pro-Celebrity-Am presented by BB&T in support of the International Institute for Orthotics & Prosthetics. Along with teammates David Enick and Kevin Allbritten, they finished with a 17-under-par 54.
Retired baseball pitchers Goose Gossage, Orlando Hernandez and Livan Hernandez were the celebs on the next three teams with pros Chad Collins, Andres Gonzalez and Si Woo Kim respectively.
But a good time was had by all including Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston and 2015 AL MVP Josh Donaldson of the Blue Jays.
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The Monday qualifier at Southern Hills Golf Club produced the final four members of the field, led by Lucas Lee who set the course record with an 11-under-par 61. The other three – Brandon Hagy, Tom Hoge and Vince India – all shot 7-under 65s. India bumped three other golfers from a playoff when he birdied the final hole as darkness fell.
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There were no changes to the field on Monday and the PGA TOUR announced the field and tee times for Wednesday’s Pro-Am.
On Tuesday, the course will be open for professional practice rounds. Admission is free.
Defending champion Jordan Spieth, the top-ranked player in the world, will tee off at 11:50 am on Wednesday in the Championship Pro Am.