Bolli shoots 66 to win Price Cutter|
Springfield, MO (Sports Network) - Justin Bolli fired a six-under 66 on Sunday
to secure his third Nationwide Tour win at the Price Cutter Charity
Bolli, three shots off the lead overnight, collected five birdies on the back
nine and finished at 21-under 267 for a one-shot victory over Derek Lamely
(65) and third round co-leader Chad Collins (70).
John M. Kelly (68) took fourth place at 19-under 269, while Garrett Osborn
(69), Henrik Bjornstad (70) and Dave Schultz (72) tied for fifth at 18-under
Bolli scored in the 60s in all four rounds at Highland Springs Country Club,
picking up his first win since the 2007 Northeast Pennsylvania Classic.
He pocketed $112,500 for the victory and moved to seventh place on the money
list, all but clinching a PGA Tour card for next season. The top 25 on the
money list at the end of the year receive promotions.
"I'm definitely looking forward to getting back to the big tour," Bolli said.
"But it doesn't change my mindset for this season -- I need to keep playing
events and keep playing well. It's very important how high you finish for your
priority and status."
Bolli came out of a 90-minute weather delay Sunday and made a 25-foot birdie
putt at the 16th hole to take a one-shot lead over four players. He also
birdied the 17th hole -- his third straight birdie -- to move to 21-under par.
It was a timely birdie, too, because Lamely made birdie at the 18th hole a few
groups ahead of Bolli, getting into the clubhouse at 20-under.
Bolli, who played the last 11 holes at six-under, parred the 18th to hang on
for the win.
Afterward, he talked about his long birdie at the 16th hole, which he had been
lining up when the horn sounded to stop play for an approaching thunderstorm.
"It's hard to keep your feel (in a weather delay)," Bolli said. "It's hard to
get back into the flow of the round. I did hit a few putts, but spent most of
the time in the clubhouse trying to relax with friends and family before
getting out on the course."
08/16 21:46:02 ET