1-2 Indiana finish should make Pete Dye proud
- By Brandon Tucker
- Sep 7, 2012 8:44 PM ET
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Indiana's Pete Dye may be smiling: Hoosier state residents finished 1-2 in the Sr. Hogan flight at Golf Channel Am Tour Senior National Championships, which culminated this afternoon on Dye's Valley Course.
Ed Dyer of Carmel nudged out Randy Snodgrass from Versailles, who tied with Bill Mathews from Houston for second.
Turns out, the Indiana residents are used to seeing each other at the top of the leaderboard. Dyer says the two have had a quite a few duels on their local Indianapolis tour. Dyer has even finished second to Snodgrass at a couple major tournaments.
"He's been the 'Tiger' and I've been 'Phil.'" said Dyer. "He's a great golfer and it's a pleasure to see us both do well."
Snodgrass did his best to try and catch Dyer, shooting a final round 79 to Dyer's 85. But Dyer had a cushion and held down the fort to cruise to a three-shot victory.
"This is a dream come true," he said. "I started playing golf 50 years ago as a caddie, and I've had the great opportunity to play on the Nationwide Tour a couple times. This ranks right up there with that. It's a great experience."
Tuttle makes comeback of the day for Sr. Sarazen
Bob Tuttle from Kingsland, Texas, came from a huge deficit in the final round to take home the Sr. Sarazen crown. Tuttle shot a final round 82 on the Ocean course at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, which tied with Dominick Annunziata for medalist honors.
"When you're eleven shots back, I just had the attitude that I was going to play a normal day of golf and see what happens," said Tuttle. "Just play smart golf. Things just fell into place."
"It's been an awesome run."
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