Will Dodson: A PGA Tour Experience at the Nissan
24 Feb 2005
amateurgolf.com Staff Report
Will Dodson didn’t go to Hawaii after playing in last week's Nissan Open to celebrate his feat of Monday Qualifying for a PGA Tour event.
He had to tee it up again, this time as a member of the Southern Methodist University men’s golf team. The Mustangs are competing in the John Burns Intercollegiate, hosted by the University of Hawaii, on Wednesday 2/23 through Friday 2/26
The All-American shot 77-76 for 36 holes alongside the pros last week at rainy Riviera. He stood at 1-over par after 16 holes of his first round, which would have put him in good position to make a run at the cut on Friday, but finished double-triple.
Dodson hit 17 of 28 fairways, 15 of 36 greens, had 61 putts and averaged 1.733 putts per GIR for his two rounds on the PGA Tour. Unfortunately, the Tulsa, Okla native could not match his great play in the Monday qualifier --he had six birdies and an eagle on the way to a 67 at Industry Hills’ Eisenhower Course to earn his spot -- more than seven shots better than the field’s average of 74.4 shots.
Dodson and Brian Nosler were the only two of 109 players on the Eisenhower Course to make the tournament field.
In collegiate events, Dodson had two runner-up finishes last season, including at the 2004 NCAA Central Regional, on the way to earning All-American honors.