March 17, 2014
Dominic Bozzelli has back-to-back wins on the NGA Tour
Former Auburn golfers have been very successful over the past few weeks on the various professional tours.
Dominic Bozzelli, who finished at Auburn last year, just won on the NGA Tour for the second week in a row. Playing in the Spring Hill Classic at Spring Hill Country Club in Tifton, Ga., he shot a 12-under over the course of four days, earning an exemption into the Web.com Tour BMW Charity Pro-Am to be held May 15-18 in Greer, S.C. He carded four straight sub-70 rounds to win the event by a stroke.
"I played pretty solid all week," Bozzelli said after the win. "My game has been feeling good for a while now and obviously it's nice to see it pay off. I felt like I had a good game plan and I just tried to stick to that."
Bozzelli followed that up with a 15-under, first-place showing at the NGA Tour Classic at Stonebridge at Stonebridge Golf & Country Club in Albany, Ga. He eagled his first hole in the first round on Thursday en route to a 69 and then followed that with rounds of 67, 66 and 71 for a three-shot victory.
Andrew Medley, who finished his Auburn career in 2007, was second to Bozzelli at Stonebridge, shooting 66, 70, 70, 70 to finish 12-under, while Patton Kizzire, who finished at Auburn in 2008, tied for 11th in the same event at 7-under.
Playing on the Web.com Tour, Blayne Barber finished 12th in the Chile Classic, which was held at the Prince of Wales CC in Santiago, Chile, March 6-9.
The winner of the 2013 PGA Championship, Jason Dufner finished ninth in the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship held at Trump National Doral in Miami, Fla. He followed that up with last week's 14th-place finish at the Valspar Championship at the Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Fla.
Dufner is currently 44th in the FedEx Cup Rankings, has a 70.638 scoring average and is 16th in the official World Golf Rankings.