Monday Morning Golf Report

April 19, 2010

Webb Simpson made his seventh cut of the season and posted his third top-20 as he finished the Verizon Heritage at Harbor Town Golf Links in Hilton Head, SC, at 6-under par and tied for 14th.

Simpson opened the week with a 1-under 70 on Thursday and then would card back-to-back rounds of 3-under 68 to jump to a tie for 14th with a round to play. He then made birdie at the par-5 second on Sunday to get to 8-under for the tournament but would finish with a 1-over 72 and remain tied for 14th.

For the year, Simpson has made just under $367,000 in his seven cuts and is 86th on the money list.

After making the cut on the number, Bill Haas fired a pair of 1-under 70s on the weekend to finish tied for 41st at 2-under par. Haas has made over $1.3 million this season thanks to his win at the Bob Hope Classic and he remains ninth on the current FedEx Cup Standings.

This week, the Tour is in New Orleans for the Zurich Classic at the TPC of Louisiana. Simpson is in the field while he and Haas will likely both be in the field next week at the Quail Hollow Championship in Charlotte, NC.

There were a total of four Demon Deacons in the field at the Champions Tour Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am this past weekend in Tampa, Fla. Heavy rains on Sunday would shorten the event to just 36-holes.

Jay Haas led the Wake contingent as he finished tied for 21st at 2-under after rounds of 69-71. Jay Sigel posted rounds of 73-71 to finish tied for 27th while Leonard Thompson finished tied for 44th at 3-over par. Gary Hallberg rounded out the group as he finished 75th after a pair of 76s.

The Champions Tour will host the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf at the Savannah Harbor Golf Resort in Savannah, Ga., this week. Lanny Wadkins, Curtis Strange and Jay Haas will all be in the field.

This was a tough week for the former Deacons on the Nationwide Tour as Kyle Reifers, Len Mattiace and Ron Whittaker all missed the cut at the Fresh Express Classic at the TPC Stonebrae in Heyward, Calif. All three players will look to rebound this week as the tour swings back east for the South Georgia Classic at the Kinderlou Forest Golf Club in Valdosta , Ga.

The Futures Tour had the week off and will host the Historic Brownsville Open in Rancho Viejo, Texas, this week. Laura Crawford is the only former Deacon in the field. The LPGA Tour hosted the Mojo 6 last week south of the border and will have this week off before remaining south of the border for the Tres Marias Championship in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico next week.

The EGolf Tour will also have this week off before hosting the River Hills Classic in the Charlotte, NC, area on April 28-May 1.

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