Ex-Auburn star Blayne Barber wins South Georgia Classic

May 4, 2014


Former Auburn standout Blayne Barber posted his first Web.com tour victory Sunday in the South Georgia Classic (Todd Van Emst photo)

VALDOSTA, Ga. - Former Auburn golfer Blayne Barber shot a final-round 67 Sunday to win the South Georgia Classic by two strokes over Alex Prugh to claim his first career victory on the web.com tour.

"It feels so great," Barber said to Joe Chemycz of PGATOUR.com. "I didn't look at a scoreboard all day and I'm realizing now that it happened. Today was just a blur. I played some good golf and the next thing I know I'm sitting here as a champion. I really didn't see it coming this week. It really came from out of nowhere."

Barber played a bogey-free front nine and made the turn at 3-under in Sunday's fourth and final round. He then opened up the back nine with a pair of birdies and finished the round with seven total birdies against one double-bogey.

"I feel like I'm not very good at overcoming adversity," Barber said. "I think the reason I came out on top today was that I just took my hands off the steering wheel a little bit and just played golf and didn't' look at any boards."

Barber had rounds of 68-72-66-67--273 to finish at 15-under. He was two shots back of third-round leader, Carlos Ortiz, and tied for fifth entering Sunday's round. Ortiz shot a final-round 72 to finish third, three shots behind Barber.

Barber had 21 birdies in the tournament, four bogeys and one double-bogey.

Barber played at Auburn from 2010-12 and was a 2012 PING First-Team All-American, setting the Auburn single-season scoring record at 70.76.

Barber previously had four web.com tour top-25 finishes this season and was in search of his first top-10 finish of the year. His previous best on the tour was a runner-up showing at the 2013 News Sentinel Open.

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