ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Willie Mack, contemporary off of two begins on the PGA TOUR, and ranked collegiate golfer Mahindra Lutchman from Florida A&M College, shot 4 under-par 68s to take a share of the primary spherical lead within the APGA Tour at World Golf Village event Monday on the famend King & Bear format.
Mack is the Flint, Michigan, native who performed in each the Farmers Insurance coverage Open and The Genesis Invitational as a sponsor exemption in current weeks after a decade as a prime participant on the APGA Tour and different professional golf sequence. Lutchman is a senior at Florida A&M in close by Tallahassee who’s the No. 3-ranked participant within the APGA Collegiate Golf Rating compiled by PGA TOUR College.
They’re two photographs away from second place finisher Daniel Augustus of Bermuda, and three photographs forward of a bunch that features Landon Lyons of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a two-time winner on the APGA Tour this 12 months. The sphere of 49 gamers is competing for $25,000 in prize cash with the event last spherical tomorrow on the 7,279-yard, par 72 golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer.
Mack, who sank a 30-foot putt for birdie on No. 12, was pleased with the way in which he dealt with the blustery situations. “When the wind is blowing, you want your brief recreation and that was working for me right this moment,” he mentioned after carding 5 birdies however closing with bogey on the par-5 18th gap. Did the PGA TOUR expertise assist me right this moment? Undoubtedly.” Mack was 1 underneath after 14 holes within the Farmers Insurance coverage Open first spherical earlier than ultimately lacking the minimize there and at The Genesis Invitational.
Lutchman, who’s joined within the subject by teammate and APGA Collegiate Rating No. 1 Mulbe Dillard, bogeyed the primary gap however vaulted into rivalry with all pars and 5 birdies, together with on 17 and 18. Dillard shot a three-over 75. If Lutchman and Dillard can retain their rankings by way of the spring school golf season, they are going to be supplied with exemptions into the APGA Tour summer season occasions together with bills and entry into the Pre-Qualifying Stage of the Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Event.
The APGA Tour at World Golf Village is the fourth event of the landmark 2021 season, that includes a document 13 occasions and $350,000 in prize cash, nearly double from the 2020 season for the tour, whose mission is to carry higher variety to the game of golf.
The event is being carried out underneath social-distancing and well being/security pointers at the side of regional authorities.