PCCC’s No. 3 finisher is Web.com Tour Player of the Year

WILMINGTON, NC - MAY 4: Chesson Hadley plays his shot from the second tee during round one of the Wells Fargo Championship at Eagle Point Golf Club on May 4, 2017 in Wilmington, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
WILMINGTON, NC – MAY 4: Chesson Hadley plays his shot from the second tee during round one of the Wells Fargo Championship at Eagle Point Golf Club on May 4, 2017 in Wilmington, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – Chesson Hadley of Raleigh, N.C. was named 2017 Web.com Tour Player of the Year in a vote of his fellow competitors, it was announced today by PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan and Web.com Tour President Dan Glod. Hadley, who received the Jack Nicklaus Trophy for winning Web.com Tour Player of the Year, was selected for the honor over Brice Garnett and Stephan Jaeger.

“On behalf of the PGA TOUR, I would like to congratulate Chesson Hadley for a tremendous season on the Web.com Tour, and for earning this award through a vote of his peers,” said Monahan. “By winning the Regular Season and Finals money lists, he put forth one of the best seasons in Tour history, and set the foundation for a great start to his 2017-18 campaign.”

Hadley competed on the Web.com Tour in 2013, winning the Rex Hospital Open and Web.com Tour Championship to earn his PGA TOUR card for the 2013-14 season. Once on TOUR, the former Georgia Tech golfer broke through with a win at the 2014 Puerto Rico Open, which delivered Rookie of the Year honors later that same year.

After losing his exempt status following the 2015-16 PGA TOUR season, Hadley returned to the Web.com Tour in 2017, where he notched five top-25 finishes in his first 12 starts – including a playoff loss at the Rex Hospital Open – before winning the LECOM Health Challenge in July.

The victory, which secured his return to the PGA TOUR, gave way to a strong second half of the season for the 30-year-old, including a solo-third finish at the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper and his second win of the year at the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft Nabisco – one of three top-10s compiled during the Web.com Tour Finals.

Hadley earned $562,475 in 2017 and became the first player in the five-year history of the Web.com Tour Finals to win the Regular Season and Finals money lists. His single-season earnings rank third on the Tour’s all-time list, trailing only Michael Sim ($644,142 in 2009) and Patton Kizzire ($567,866 in 2015).

“This is a special way to cap off a great season and I’m especially grateful to my fellow players for their vote. The Web.com Tour, and everyone who works alongside it, does a phenomenal job of supporting and developing players,” said Hadley. “I’m honored to accept this award and hope to carry the momentum forward this coming season on the PGA TOUR.”

By virtue of winning both money titles, Hadley was the only player to earn full exempt status on the PGA TOUR for the 2017-18 season, which includes a spot in THE PLAYERS Championship.

Congratulations to winners of Platinum Clubs & Clays Classic

B&T Electric
B&T Electric

Teams sponsored by B&T Electric and Oak Star Bank carded the best golf scores while Allied Solutions and KOLR 10 TV won their respective rounds on the shooting range in the first Platinum Clubs and Clays Classic presented by USA Mortgage.

The Wednesday event was the final fundraiser of the year for the PGA Web.com Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper, which is benefitting 48 Ozarks children’s charities.

In golf at Top of the Rock, B&T Electric carded a 23 to win the morning round. The team featured Bob Horn, Mark Lee, Taylor Robertson and Matt Kelly. Placing second was an On The Go team of Debi Kitrel, Brenda Cluck, Phil Cluck and Paul Russo as the foursome carded a 24. Placing third was USA Mortgage of Steve Kitrel, Mitch Kitrel, Brad Watson and Jason Whitesell.

Oak Star Bank
Oak Star Bank

Meanwhile, Oak Star Bank fired a 23 and won the afternoon round. Its team featured Rick Watts, Derek Day, Justin Setser and Jerry Cash. Placing second was a team sponsored by Dr. Roger and Cyndi Holden as it carded a 24. The team featured Tara Rayle, David Coutchie, Lori Martino and Kim Bradley. Third place belonged to TLC Properties (24), which included Kenneth Oeser, Carl Boyer, James Grier and Dean Dooms.

Allied Solutions
Allied Solutions

Allied Solutions won the morning round of a sporting clays shoot at the Bass Pro Shops Shooting Academy, finishing with a 243 out of 400 clays. The team featured Josh Ungaro, Josh Peubla, Chad Schuchman and Brandon Abavomitz.

White River Valley Electric placed second in the morning with a 203. The team featured Robert Taylor, Beau Jackson, Tim Shafer and Brian McCoy. Third place belonged to a Cyndi Holden-sponsored team of David Coutchie, Kim Bradley, Tara Rayle and Lorie Martino as the group turned in a 188.

KOLR 10
KOLR 10

KOLR 10 won the afternoon round of sporting clays with a 310. The team consisted of Steve Butler, Brian Waterworth, Dave Standage and Quincy Standage.

Placing second was the Roark Group of Tyler Garman, Dan Ham, Luke Nibbe and Gavin McCann as it fired a 236. Central Bank/Central Trust, which placed third with a 225, featured Dave Thater, Jerry Marlin, David Turner and Brandon Behrens.