Monday Qualifiers plus the Veterans Alternative Pro-Celebrity-Am
Sangmoon Bae, a member of the Valspar Championship’s only four-man playoff in 2012, is among the four Monday qualifiers determined today at the Southern Hills Plantation Club. He shot 6-under-par 66, as did Brian Davis and Roberto Diaz. Luke Donald won that 2012 playoff that also included Jim Furyk and Robert Garrigus.
The final spot was determined only after a playoff that lasted five holes. Canadian David Hearn outlasted Steve Marino and Piri Borja among a trio who shot 67.
Between them Bae, Davis and Hearn have played in the Valspar Championship 23 times. It will be the first time for Diaz.
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A good time was had by all at the Veterans Alternative Pro-Celebrity-Am. Buccaneers coach Bruce Ariens (in red) joined the event for the first time. A team led by Chase Wright with former MLB pitcher David Wells won the event.