Monday Morning Golf Report

April 12, 2010

Bill Haas had a great week in his first ever Masters, finishing tied for 26th at 1-over par. He opened the tournament on Thursday with a solid round of even-par 72. After bogeying the first hole on Friday, he made three-straight birdies and would eventually post a 2-under 70 to make the 36-hole cut at 2-under par.

On Saturday, Haas made four birdies on the front nine to go out in 2-under 34 and would card at 1-under 71 for the day, leaving him tied for 11th with a round to go. Despite a tough 76 on Sunday, Haas became the first Demon Deacon to play four rounds at the Masters since his father Jay finished tied for 48th in 2005. The Haas' are the 11th father-son combo to compete at The Masters.

Haas will continue his schedule this week as the tour swings it way to Hilton Head, SC, for the Verizon Heritage. Fellow Deacon Webb Simpson will also return to action this week in Hilton Head.

At the Futures Tour Daytona Beach Invitational last week, 2009 graduate Nannette Hill made her third-straight cut as she finished tied for 12th at 5-under par. Hill carded rounds of 69-72-70. Hill's former teammate Laura Crawford also had a nice week in Daytona as she finished tied 28th. Crawford opened with a season-best 66 on Friday and was just one-shot off the lead but she closed with rounds of 74-74 over the weekend.

The Futures Tour will now take this week off before hosting the Historic Brownsville Open in Rancho Viejo, Texas, on April 23-25.

The EGolf Tour hosted The Championship at St. James Plantation and six Demon Deacons were in the field. Cortland Lowe led the contingent as he finished tied for 25th at 3-over par. Chris Cannon was a shot behind him at 4-over par and Chad Wilfong was a shot further back at 5-over. Chris McCartin, Dustin Groves and Doug Manchester all missed the cut. The tour will take the next two weeks off before returning to action at the River Hills Classic in the Charlotte, NC, area on April 28-May 1.

The other three tours will all return to action this week. The Nationwide Tour will host the Fresh Express Classic at TPC Stonebrae in Hayward, Calif. Ron Whittaker, Kyle Reifers and Len Mattiace will all be in the field.

Jay Haas, Gary Hallberg, Jay Sigel, Curtis Strange and Leonard Thompson will all be in action at the Champions Tour Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am this week in Tampa Bay, Fla. The LPGA Tour hosts the Mojo 6 in Montego Bay, Jamaica but no Demon Deacons are in the field.

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