SEYMOUR, Ind. (June 30, 2012) - With an eight-under par finish at the IGA Public Links Championship, Brodie Williams made Shadowood Golf Course look simple.
Throughout the day, Williams looked unbeatable, not giving opponents, Runnels and Groninger, any chances to close the gap.
By hole 11, Williams was 10 under par for the tournament, five shots ahead of Runnels and six shots ahead of Groninger. On number 12, Williams had his first hiccup of the day, slicing a ball out of bounds.
“OB comes in close to the fairway on the right,” said Williams. “I was trying to hit a draw into the crosswind, but the wind pushed it into the rough, and it took a hard kick right.”
This triple on 12 took Williams back to seven-under par, giving Runnels and Groninger a glimmer of hope Williams, however remained calm, and finished his last six holes one-under par, eight-under par for the tournament.
Runnels and Groninger kept fighting but finished just short, tying for second at seven-under par.
“I just feel like this win is for everybody back home and all the people at the small course where I grew up playing, as well as everyone at Ball State,” said Williams.
Williams will compete in the USGA Public Links Tournamnet in two weeks in Utah. He said this win gives him a lot of confidence heading into that. “It keeps my competitive edge sharp.”
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