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Angus inspired by PCCC performance

He’s already talking about trying his game on the PGA Tour Canada, finding more time to hone his craft and see where it takes him.

For Nate Angus, while he may not have made the cut of the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper on Friday, his two-day experience was far from a bummer.

“I’ll finish out this year working. There’s a possibility of next year trying to do something,” Angus said. “My wife (Megan) and I talked, and I think I’m going to go to Q school in Canada. I only live once, and I’m 43, so let’s go. I never quit.”

Angus offered those words after firing a 3-over par 75 in the Korn Ferry Tour event, as he matched his round from Thursday. It wasn’t enough, unfortunately, to advance to the weekend.

But Angus, here on a sponsor’s reception 24  years after graduating from  nearby Willard High School, played respectably for a guy who was making his Korn Ferry Tour debut – it’s part of the PGA TOUR – and he had to weather a nearly 90-minute weather delay.

He had two birdies, parred 10 holes but also had five bogeys. His round was interrupted by the weather horn just as he approached the 18th green, having already played most of his round in a steady rain.

“(Rain) was something I don’t practice a lot,” Angus said. I don’t play much in the rain, either. That was a little test for me on the back nine (he started on 10), the first eight holes. I was focused on hitting fairways and greens. If I missed fairways, hit the center of the green. I relied on putting all week, and that helped me a lot.”

“It was tough,” Angus said of the weather delay, noting he had to resume on No. 18, a par 5 and one of the most challenging parts of Highland Springs. “It’s a demanding tee shot. The stop hurt. I had momentum going there.”

He learned a lot from his two days, as his drives proved stubborn and veered off the fairways.

Starting on 10, he parred his first three holes, bogeyed No. 14 and then birdied 15. He bogeyed No. 18 and then No. 1 as well, before he rallied with three consecutive pars.

He then finished bogeyes on two of the final five holes (5 and 7) and parred Nos. 8 & 9.

“It was the first time being on this stage, shooting two 75s. I know I could have played better,” Angus said. “

Still …

“Working 40 hours a week and practicing most of the time, and even then it’s only a couple of hours at a time. I still have a house to take care of, a wife to be with and working that job (Rush Truck Center),” Angus said. “It was good to come out here and do it. The crowds were great. It kind of felt like I could belong.”