Monday Morning Golf Report
Monday Morning Golf Report

May 10, 2010

Bill Haas continued his good 2010 campaign last weekend with another good showing at the Players Championship at the TPC of Sawgrass Stadium Course.

Haas began the tournament with rounds of 68-69-70 and was tied for ninth heading into the final round. He got off to a rough start on Sunday and would make the turn at 5-over par. He highlighted the day with an eagle on the par-5 16th but would ultimately finish with a 79 and tied for 39th.

For the year, Haas has made nine of 12 cuts, including his last seven, and has pocketed over $1.4 million.

Bill's father Jay Haas posted two solid rounds of 71-73 at the Players but missed the cut which fell at 2-under fall. Jay earned a spot in the field after his win at the Senior Players Championship last year. Webb Simpson also missed the cut after rounds of 74-71.

Simpson and Haas are not in the field this week at the Valero Texas Open but former Deacon Len Mattiace will be. Mattiace is looking to get his season on track as he has yet to make a cut this year on either the PGA or Nationwide Tours.

It was a birdie fest at the EGolf Tour's Cowans Ford Open this past weekend. Cortland Lowe and Chad Wilfong both posted rounds of 71-69-68-66=274 to finish at 14-under par and tied for 19th. Dustin Groves was 12-under par through three rounds but carded a final round 74 and finished tied for 41st. Chris Cannon, Doug Manchester and Chris McCartin were also in the field but would miss the cut.

The tour will now have to next two weeks off before hosting The Grand Harbor Open at the end of the month.

The Champions Tour was off last week and will hold the Regions Charity Classic at the Robert Trent Jones Trail at Ross Bridge in Hoover, Ala., this week. Gary Hallberg is the only former Deac in the field but Joe Inman and Leonard Thompson are both alternates.

The LPGA Tour will also be at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Mobile, Ala., for the Bell Micro LPGA Classic.Laura Diaz is the only former Deacon in the field.

The Nationwide Tour's will get back into the swing of things this week at the BMW Charity Pro-Am. Both Kyle Reifers and Ron Whittaker will be in the field.

Nannette Hill and Laura Crawford will both be in the field this week at the Futures Tour's Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City Championship at the Leawood South Country Club.

This week is also the first week of men's US Open local qualifying. Lowe, Reifers, Cannon and current Deacon Charlie Harrison will all be in action on Monday, May 10. Lee Bedford, Daniel Meggs, Travis Wadkins, Evan Beck, Franklin Dolan and assistant coach Dan Walters will all be trying to qualify at the Treyburn Country Club in Durham, NC, on Tuesday, May 11, while Michael Capone is at the Quicksilver Golf Club in Midway, Pa., on Wednesday, May 12, and Justin Bryant tries his hand at the Winghaven Golf Club O'Fallon, Mo., on Thursday, May 13.

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