Anderson grabs 1st win at BMW|
Greer, SC (Sports Network) - Mark Anderson finished a record-setting week with
a 6-under 65 Sunday, and that gave him his first Web.com Tour title at the BMW
Anderson ended at 27-under-par 259. His total of 259 smashed the tournament's
scoring record of 264. Charles Warren set that mark in 2002 before Michael Sim
and Fabian Gomez matched that total in 2009.
The winner had also set the tournament's 54-hole scoring record with his total
"I definitely drove the ball better and my irons were really good. I made a
bunch of putts. You know, things have been coming together the last week and I
felt good about the game coming in, and I just felt comfortable," said
Anderson in a TV interview.
Tom Hoge earned his best career finish on the Web.com Tour, as he closed with
a 67 to take second at minus-22.
If Anderson's records weren't enough, Chesson Hadley fired an 8-under 27 on
the front nine at the Thornblade Club on Sunday. That tied the Web.com Tour
record for low front-nine score. However, he played the back nine in even-par
for a final-round, 8-under 63.
Hadley shared third at 21-under 265 with Michael Connell (65) and Franklin
The final round was completed at the par-71 Thornblade Club after the first
three rounds were spread over three courses. The Chanticleer Course at
Greenville Country Club and the Reserve at Lake Keowee, both par-72s, were
used for the first three rounds along with the Thornblade Club.
Anderson led by one to start the round, but he quickly pushed that margin to
two with a birdie at the first. He and Corpening matched birdies the remainder
of the front nine.
Both players birdied the two par-5s, Nos. 2 and 5, to go along with birdies on
No. 7. Anderson faltered to a bogey at the ninth to trim his lead back to one.
Corpening had nine pars and two bogeys over the final 11 holes to end at
Anderson made birdie from 15 feet out at the 11th. He made it two in a row
with a 10-footer for birdie on No. 12. Anderson extended his lead to four with
a birdie on the par-5 15th. The 27-year-old parred the final three holes to
earn the victory.
"Three-woods were always in the game plan for those two par-5s (Nos. 15 and
16) and definitely on 18. It made it easier that I had a cushion there and so
I didn't have to press too much," Anderson said on TV.
Hoge stumbled to a bogey at the third, but erased that mistake with a birdie
at the fifth. He converted three birdies in a 4-hole span from the eighth to
move to 21-under. After three pars in a row, Hoge birdied 15 and 16. However,
he tripped to a bogey at the last to end five back.
Hadley ran off four consecutive birdies to start his round. His run of birdies
was halted when he eagled the par-5 fifth. Hadley converted back-to-back
birdies at eight and nine to post 27 on the front nine. He parred five in a
row from the 10th, then birdied 15 and bogeyed the last for his 64.
NOTES: Anderson, who also won the pro-am title with his amateur partner,
earned $117,000 for the win ... Anderson was the fifth first-time winner of
the year on the Web.com Tour ... Last year's winner Nick Flanagan closed with
a 3-over 74 and ended in last place at minus-6 ... No player in tour history
has won the same event in back-to-back years ... The tour heads to Mexico next
week for the Mexico Championship, where Lee Williams beat Paul Haley by one
shot last year.
05/19 20:32:34 ET