From the Adams Golf Pro Tour Series:
Having been there just one year ago, Jaxon Brigman defended his Rising Star Open at Texarkana Golf Ranch with spectacular iron play in the final round on Sunday. His successfull defense came by placing his approach shots on the correct side of the hole all week. The bottom line was a six shot victory and a tournament record 15 under par total.
2005 winner Jon Whittaker has a lot to be proud of in placing second. His four day total of 9 under par has been good enough to win the last three Rising Star Opens. Brice Garnett had his best finish of the year by shooting a 5 under par final round and finishing in sole possession of third place.
Once again, the Texarkana Golf Ranch proved to be the toughest course on the Tour's schedule as only 9 players broke par at this year's Rising Star Open.
Jaxon Brigman, Abilene, 69-66-71-67--273 (-15) $12,700
Jon Whittaker, Springdale, Ark., 66-70-73-70--279 (-9) $7,050
Brice Garnett, Gallatin, Mo., 77-69-68-67--281 (-7) $5,880
Alex Rodger, Fort Worth, 72-70-69-72--283 (-5) $5,170
Brad Gibson, Denton, 72-72-70-70--284 (-4) $4,135
Patrick Sullivan, Maumelle, Ark., 73-68-71-72--284 (-4) $4,135