Monday, June 16, 2008

Vermeer the Victor in Victoria

The Adams Golf Pro Tour Series visited Victoria for the Invista / De Tar Victoria Open, and Ryan Vermeer emerged as the victory on Sunday.

Vermeer, of Lawrence, Kan., and Justin Bates, of Allen, Texas, both finished 72 holes at 15-under 273. Vermeer got there with rounds of 71-70-64-68, and Bates by shooting 71-65-70-67. The two finished well ahead of the field, with third-place Greg Sonnier, of Lake Charles, La., seven shots back.

Vermeer and Bates headed into a playoff, which Vermeer ended quickly with a birdie on the first extra hole. Vermeer earned $15,000 for the win.

Top 5 Finishers
Ryan Vermeer, Lawrence, Kan., 71-70-64-68--273
Justin Bates, Allen, Tex., 71-65-70-67--273
Greg Sonnier, Lake Charles, La., 72-68-69-71--280
Nathaniel Spencer, Lawrence, Kan., 74-69-72-68--283
Derek Busby, Ruston, La., 71-69-71-73--284
Full Leaderboard

Defending champion Anthony Rodriguez of "Big Break" fame finished tied for 28th.

The Adams Tour next visits River Plantation Country Club in Conroe for the River Plantation Open, June 19-22.

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