eGolf Tour Florida: Varner holds off Brand for Victory

Harold Varner III held off Christian Brand during Thursday's final round of the eGolf Professional Tour's Florida series at the Lee Westwood Golf School Open, held at Errol Estate Golf and Country Club. Carding a final round 6-under 64 to finish off his week at 15-under to win the series' inaugural event by two strokes.

Varner, who held the 36 lead got off to a hot start in his final round, opening with back-to-back birdies on his opening two holes. Followed by two more birdies on Nos. 4 and 5 to card birdies on four of his first five holes.

His hot start saw his score quickly go to 4-under on his round and 12-under for the tournament.

One of three bogeys on his round came at the par-4, 7th, before carding another bogey on No. 9 to make the turn in 31, and 11-under overall.

Not to be out done, Brand opened his final round carding three birdies on his opening nine. Including back-to-back birdies on Nos. 2 and 3 to keep the pressure on Varner the entire round.

McIlroy Leads HSBC-Champions by Two after Opening 65

Rory McIlroy looked to be in old form as he opened the HSBC-Champions in Shanghai, China with a nearly blemish free 7-under 65 to take the lead by two heading into round two over Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano and Jamie Donaldson.

This marked the first time since his last win in Dubai last November he has held the outright lead after any round of a tournament.

The timing for McIlroy could not be more crucial and come at a better time for the Northern Irishmen.

Not only has he failed to win a tournament, he also sits at No. 62 in the Race to Dubai with only two tournaments remaining to get into the top 60. Qualifying him for the season-ending World Tour Championship in Dubai.

eGolf Tour Florida: Harold Varner Shoots 63 to grab 36 Hole Lead

Harold Varner III bested everyone in round two of the Lee Westwood Golf School Open carding a tournament best a 7-under 63, to take the 36 hole lead over Tommy Gibson (-6) Andrew Pope (-5) and Christian Brand (-4).

Varner, a former East Carolina Pirate was the first golfer in ECU's history to be named Conference USA Golfer of the Year in 2021. The Gastonia, N.C. native was also a three-time All-Conference selection (2010 Second Team, 2011, 2012 First Team). Also setting the ECU record for lowest career scoring average with 72.28.

The 23-year old teed it up in 18 events on the eGolf Tour making the cut in 15 events, with his best finishes coming at The Founders Club Classic at St. James, Mimosa Hills Open and Mid Pines Classic, finishing second at all three events. While earning $52,293 for the year.

Players to Watch; WGC-HSBC Champions

For the second week in a row the PGA Tour is holding a no cut, FedEx Cup points event in Asia, as it prepares to tee off at the World Golf Championship HSBC Champions at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China.

Coming off of a one year absence, Sheshan International is back on the roster for this event, on it's par-72, 7,266 yard course.

Martin Kaymer is the defending champion (2011) when this event was held at this venue. Posting a tournament record 20-under par. Equaled only by David Howell in 2005. The 2012 champion, Ian Poulter won by two strokes at Mission Hills.

In 2009 the course favored the long ball players as the course was over-seeded with Rye grass. Four years later, the course has matured and provides an all-around test for the golfers this week.

eGolf Tour Florida: Jay Mulieri Leads with Opening Round 65

The inaugural event on the eGolf Professional Tour's Florida series got underway today at the Lee Westwood Golf School Open hosted by the Errol Estate Country Club in Apopka, Florida.

Jay Mulieri opened with a 5-under 65 to take the lead by two after round one over Stephen Markovitz, Christian Brand and Peter Campbell.

The Silver Spring, MD. native and former Loyola Greyhound opened his tournament with front nine score of 31. Including two birdies and an eagle on the par-4, 5th.

A bogey to begin his inward nine, Mulieri would get that stroke back on the par-4, 13th -- Only to give it right back to the course with a bogey on his next hole.

Back-to-back birdies on Nos. 16 and 17 would see him get to 5-under on his round, ultimately carding his opening round score of 65 for the 18 hole lead.

Ryan Moore bests Gary Woodland in Playoff for CIMB Title

After an overnight thunderstorm pushed the sudden-death playoff to a Monday finish, Ryan Moore birdied the first hole of the playoff to best Gary Woodland for the CIMB Classic title.

Both players finishing regulation at 14-under par, had the night to sleep on dreams of winning their third PGA Tour titles.

Moore, having to save par on his final hole on Sunday to force the playoff with Woodland, after hitting an awkward wedge shot from some 60-yards from the green. Though he pulled it off with his approach landing no more than seven feet from the cup.

During the sudden-death playoff, the following day, Moore was faced with a similar shot [yardage] on the same hole. An 8-iron to approach to the green he would stick five feet from the hole leading to his birdie putt and the victory.

''I had a great opportunity there on 18 with my third shot and it was just an absolute perfect number,'' he said. ''It was coincidentally the exact shot I was working on on the range.''

PGA Tour for Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat?

After coming within a shot of making a playoff at the CIMB Classic, the question is now: Will Thailand'sKiradech Aphibarnrat continue to pursue his goal of a PGA TOUR card?
If he wants it, the big 24-year-old has a spot in The McGladrey Classic in two weeks at Sea Island, Ga.
Aphibarnrat missed a birdie putt that would have put in a playoff Monday at the CIMB Classic. Instead, he finished tied for third with Chris Stroud, earning over $400,000 and virtually securing the No. 1 spot on the Asian Tour Order of Merit.
Aphibarnrat, a non-TOUR member, would have earned 163 FedExCup points would his finish. He can still play 
The McGladrey Classic and hope for another top-10 (which assures another start) or finish high enough to score enough FedExCup points to earn Special Temporary Status.
Such status would give him unlimited sponsor exemptions into PGA TOUR events, making it much easier to earn full membership. 
"I think the schedule will change right now," Aphibarnrat said. "If I have my chance even like just 1 percent, I will try and do it."

Monday Playoff for Woodland & Moore at CIMB

Gary Woodland and Ryan Moore both finished at 14-under par at the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpor, Malaysia. Forcing a playoff to see who will be crowned champion at the Kuala Lumpor Golf and Country Club.

The final round of the championship was delayed twice from inclement weather, saw darkness creep in on play and was suspended due to the darkness. Meaning the sudden death playoff between Woodland and Moore will have to wait.

The playoff will begin at 7:30 p.m. (EST) in the United States.

With a one-shot lead, looking for his second victory in 12 weeks, Woodland saw Moore convert a birdie on the par-4 16th to draw even with him.

Keegan Bradley Leads CIMB Classic by Four

Keegan Bradley carded a nearly blemish free 6-under 66 in round two of the CIMB Classic to take the lead heading into the weekend by four strokes over Ryan Moore.

Bradley, a three-time PGA Tour winner has shown that accuracy off the tee will set you up to go deep at the Kuala Lumpur Country Club.

Through two rounds of play, Bradley has hit 24 of 28 fairways (85.71%) to lead the field in driving accuracy.

Taking advantage of his driving accuracy, the Woodstock, VT. native has carded only one bogey through 36 holes, and is leading the event in birdies (14) as well as bogeys (1). Often finding a nice distraction during his round to think of how is beloved Redsox are doing in the World Series on the other side of the planet.

Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat off to Good Start at CIMB

Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat carded an opening round score of 5-under 67 in the first round of the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpor, Malaysia on Thursday. Which has him currently in a tie for fourth with Rory Sabbatini, Boo Weekley, Chris Kirk and Chris Stroud.

Kiradech is currently leading the Asian Tour's order of Merrit and is no stranger to the Kuala Lumpor Country Club, as he won here earlier in the year, winning the Malaysian Open on this same course in March.

His opening round 67 was good enough to be the low man in his group during round one, which included Nick Watney (75) and Phil Mickelson (71). Though his playing partners may be house hold names in the world of golf, Kiradech did not seem to give in to any pressure on the course Thursday -- And his played showed that.

“I’m very proud with the way I started today. I birdied the first hole and then missed a couple of chances but on the back nine, I hit five birdies. I played well and made a lot of putts which was fun,” said Kiradech.

Ryan Moore leads CIMB Classic after 63

Ryan Moore had 10 birdies in a nearly blemish-free round to shoot a 9-under 63 and take a two-stroke lead after the opening round of the CIMB Classic on Thursday.

The American was coming off a top-10 finish at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open last weekend and surged into the lead with a 25-foot birdie putt on the 16th hole. He capped the round with another birdie on the 18th after sticking his approach within inches of the hole.

Keegan Bradley had seven birdies to finish two strokes back in second, and Sergio Garcia was another shot behind at 6 under.

Players to Watch; CIMB Classic

The PGA Tour travels to Asia where for the first time in history, a FedEx Cup event will be played as the players tee it up in the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpor, Malaysia.

Beginning in 2010, the CIMB Classic has never been a part of the season long FedEx Cup point chase as well as count towards official earnings for the 2013-14 PGA Tour season.

No fewer than 10 Asian Tour members received invites to the field of 78 players in this no cut event, with as many as 12 are scheduled to play this week. The winner of the CIMB Classic will receive invites to the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, THE PLAYERS and of course, The Masters.

Let's take a look at a few players to watch this week in Malaysia.

Michelle Wie finds Best Finish in Two Years

Michelle Wie (24) has seemingly been in the golfing spotlight for half of her life. From teeing it up with the men on the PGA Tour, to becoming the youngest winner of the U.S. Women's Pub Links and turning pro (2005) before she was 16 years of age. We have seen her grow up in the golfing media world.

From being labeled a phenom at an early age, with expectations higher than most golfers at an early age. Wie struggled after taking the golfing world by storm.

After carding a final round 6-under 66 on Sunday at the Sky 72 Golf Club at the KEB-HanaBank Championship. Wie found her best finish (T3) since 2011 at the CN Canadian Open.

A two time winner on the LPGA Tour, she grabbed a share of the lead Sunday on the back nine, only to finish before the leaders and watch her posted score passed by one stroke. Forcing an eventual playoff between winner Amy Yang and Hee Kyung Seo.

J.J. Henry Sets Course Record; Leads Shriners after Round One

J.J. Henry sets course record at TPC Summerlin
TPC Summerlin was nearly the second easiest course the PGA Tour players teed it up on in 2012 -- The 2013 edition of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open was no exception.

J.J. Henry flirted with a 59 during his opening round when he carded a course record 11-under 60, en route to taking the lead after round one in Las Vegas.

Henry, a two-time PGA Tour winner began his round with little flash, carding two pars on Nos. 10 and 11, as he began on the back nine at TPC Summerlin.

From there, it was an all out assault on the course and score card. Tour: Steve Shellock Leads into Final Round in Pensacola

Ken Looper of Mandeville, La.
Pensacola, Fl. - 54 hole co-leader Steve Shellock backed his second round score of 62, with a 3-under 67 in the third round of the Tour first stage qualifying school at the Pensacola Country Club on Thursday.

Shellock, a resident of Orlando, Fl. holds a one stroke lead over Ken Looper and Garrett Osborn, who was also the 54 hole co-leader. Both at 12-under par for the event.

Carding only one bogey to his four birdies in round three, Shellock played steady golf today to take the lead into tomorrow's final round. His lone bogey came at the par-4, 9th hole.

Looper, a Mandeville, La. native is playing about as steady of golf as he can, carding three straight rounds of 66 so far here in Pensacola. Tour: Garrett Osborn & Steve Shellock Lead after 36 in Pensacola

Pensacola, Fl. - After carding a second round score of 8-under 62, Steve Shellock takes the 36 holes lead at the Pensacola Country Club, in stage one of the Tour qualifying school.

Following his opening round of 68, Shellock kept a clean card with eight birdies en route to his 62. Which was the best score of the day.

Shellock, a regular on the Fore the Players Golf Tour in central Florida, won the tour's summer series earning 4,165 points, and finished third overall in 2013, earning $16,623.

Garrett Osborn backed his first round score of 66 up with a second round score of 6-under 64, to tie for the 36 hole lead with Shellock.

The former UAB golfer began his day on the back-nine where he played steady golf, before back-to-back birdies on Nos. 16 and 17 propelled him to his inward nine. Four more birdies over his next six holes saw his score go to 6-under on his round.

The Birmingham, Al. resident had one lone bogey today, coming at the par-4, 8th. Though he quickly rebounded by birdieing the par-4, 9th. His finishing hole of the day, ending with a 64 and a share of the lead.

PGA Championship Heading Overseas?

The final major of the season the PGA Championship is being talked about being held overseas. And that may come to sight sooner rather than later.

Golf World reported that the PGA of America is conducting an internal study to determine if it would be viable to take the PGA Championship overseas sometime in the next decade.

"This is an exercise we are going through, an analysis. It is far from a fait accompli that we are going to take the PGA Championship international," said PGA of America CEO Pete Bevacqua according to the report.

"When we sat down to map our strategic plan to service our members and grow the game, the question arose as to what impact it would have to take the PGA Championship to an international location once or twice a decade."

Players to Watch; Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

The second event on the PGA Tour's new wrap around schedule begins tomorrow at TPC Summerlin for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Though the event has yet to see the first tee ball fly, the tournament's Monday qualifier and course has already had the event in the news. Players tweeting images of greens that resembled nothing of PGA Tour quality or an actual golf course for that matter, found their way through the social media outlets on Monday.

That aside, the tournament of course will go on at one of the easier par-71 courses the players will see all season. 2012 saw a scoring average of 69.3173, or 1.287 strokes under par.

Let's take a look at three players to watch this week, along with a dark horse/wild card player to keep your eye on in Las Vegas. Tour: Chris DeForest Leads 1st Stage after Round 1 in Pensacola

Pensacola, Fl. - Former University of Illinois golfer Chris DeForest carded an opening round 6-under 64 in the first stage of the Tour qualifying school at the Pensacola Country Club on Tuesday.

DeForest, who has played in 32 Tour events since 2012, takes the overnight 18 hole lead over Ken Looper, Garrett Osborn and Bryce Ledford (-4) heading into round two tomorrow morning.

In the 32 Tour events, DeForest made the cut in 10 events. With his best finish coming at the Miccosukee Championship where he finished in a tie for fifth. Earning $22,800 for his finish.

Along with his tie for fifth, he has one other top-25 finish, coming at the Midwest Classic where he finished in a tie for 11th.

Looper, who is in a tie for second at 4-under par, teed it up in two PGA Tour events in 2013. Making the cut at both the Sanderson Farms Championship (35th) and the Zurich Classic of New Orleans (21st).

eGolf Tour Producing Players & Results at Next Level

The eGolf Professional Tour has began to grow and expand over the last few years. Based primarily out of the Charolotte, NC area, the tour has now expanded to include the eGolf West Coast Tour as well a the eGolf Tour Florida.

The leader boards at eGolf Tour events will show many names PGA Tour fans will find familiar. With the likes of two-time PGA Tour winner, Will MacKenzie; and three-time Nationwide Tour winner, Kyle Thompson.

The eGolf Tour is quickly establishing itself as one of the premier developmental tours in the nation. Attracting players with strong fields, great golf courses, centrally located events and upwards of $18,000 purses for the winners.

Jimmy Walker wins first PGA Tour title at Frys

36 and 54 hole leader Brookes Koepka faltered on Sunday at the Open with a final round 1-over 71 opening the door for Jimmy Walker to win his first PGA Tour title at Cordevalle Golf Club.

Walker's first win came in his eighth year and 188th start on the PGA Tour, which includes an invite to The Masters, Hyundai Tournament of Champions and The Players in 2014.

"I think it will sink in after a while," said Walker after the final round on Sunday. "Relief right now. It feels really good. I'm pretty excited."

After carding an opening nine of 3-under, the former Baylor Bear found himself tied for the lead with four holes to play, when he rolled in a 6-footer for birdie on the par-5 15th, to go to the outright lead with three to play.

Lexi Thompson wins Sime Darby LPGA Maylasia

18-year old Lexi Thompson carded a final round score of 69 for a four day total of 19-under to claim her second LPGA title at the LPGA Maylasia. Finishing four shots clear of Shanshan Feng of China.

Thompson's final score of 19-under 256 set a new tournament scoring record. Carding all four rounds in the 60's this week in Kula Lumpur. He four day total also marks her career low on Tour as well.

"Just a bunch of happiness right now, that's for sure," said Thompson after her victory. "Word,s can't describe the feeling I have right now. It's sort of like a rerun from Navistar, just having that feeling walking up the 18th green, embracing the fans and just knowing you have the win under your belt. It means so much, especially to get it in Maylasia."

Brookes Koepka on Verge of Huge Victory

When Brookes Koepka was traveling through Europe dinning on horse meat (yeah, horse meat) and racking up so many stamps in his passport, having to order more pages. I doubt the 23-year old dreamed about winning a PGA Tour event on a sponsors exemption.

Though he is 18 holes away of doing just that.

In his first regular season PGA Tour event, the former Florida State Seminole carded a 4-under 67 during the third round at CordeValle Golf Club, to take a two-shot lead heading into Sunday's final round over Jason Kokrak.

It's been well documented this week that Koepka had no status on the PGA Tour to begin 2013. Earning his European Tour status by winning three times on the Challenge Tour.

Vijay Singh at 50 In Contention at Open

Vijay Singh, at 50 years of age carded a third round 6-under 65 at the Open at CordeValle Golf Club, to get within three strokes of the leader, Brookes Koepka.

The 'Big Fijian' has not actually won on the PGA Tour since his victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship in 2008. The same year he captured the FedEx Cup.

Singh more recently has been in the media for his very public lawsuit against the PGA Tour. In which he claims the Tour violated it's duty of care and good faith.

All of which stems from his quote in a Sports Illustrated article in which he said he used deer antler spray, which contains IGF-1. Which is a banned substance by the World Anti-Doping Agency. Open: Brooks Koepka Leading after Two

Brooks Koepka, a 23-year old Florida native who had no status on the PGA Tour at the beginning of 2013, after failing to advance passed the second stage of Q-School. Carded a second round score of 7-under 64, to take the lead into the weekend by one over Jason Kokrak.

Koepka, who has been playing and rooming together with fellow American Peter Uilhein on the European Tour. Actually won his way onto their biggest Tour after winning three events on the Challenge Tour.

Over the past season, Koepka has teed it up in 17 different countries, having to order more pages for his passport, as the rest were all full. Talk about earning loyalty points.

Max Homa's Self Imposed Penalty Displays the Games Integrity

Max Homa began his pro debut on the PGA Tour at the Open carding an opening round 2-under 69. Though it could have been a lower score, had he not assessed himself a penalty on the par-4, 6th.

Addressing a chip shot from just off the green -- Homa's ball moved, inducing a one stroke penalty, ultimately resulting in a bogey on the hole.

Golf and golfers have an interesting and ideal checking position of being able to call penalties on them selves during an event. It takes great integrity and honesty to suck it up, call the penalty on yourself and move on.

That is one of the many ideals that makes golf one of the most unique games on the planet. With millions upon millions of dollars at stake. A golfer has the ideals and honesty to call a penalty [however ridiculous to others] on their selves, and not think twice about it.

A few years ago at the Verizon Heritage. Brian Davis and  Jim Furyk needed extra holes to decide who would take home the title and the $1.03-Million dollar purse.

Jef Overton Leads Open by One

Jeff Overton opened the new PGA TOUR Season on a good note. Something I'm sure was much needed for the 30-year old former Hoosier.
Once he finally made a putt Thursday in the Open, Overton felt as if he couldn't miss. Over his last 11 holes, he made three birdie putts over 25 feet combined with a 20-foot eagle putt when a gamble paid off on the par-5, 9th.
He finished with a tap-in birdie on the 18th for a 7-under 64 and a one-shot lead over Brian Harman.

"It really helps if you can get off to a good start," said Overton after his round. "It would be great if we can continue this thing and keep it rolling."

eGolf Tour: Frank Adams III Wins Seventh Title at NorthStone Open

36 hole leader Timothy Madigan had a rough final round at the NorthStone Open, providing six time eGolf Tour winner Frank Adams III, the opening he needed to stay the course with steady golf. Capturing the 2013 NorthStone Open.

Madigan who had carded a second round score of 6-under 65 to take the 36 hole lead. Did not quite have the game in today's final round. Carding a 2-over 73 to finish his event in a tie for sixth.

Adams on the other hand played steady golf the entire tournament. Nothing fancy, nothing low, just boring old steady golf. However, that golf was good enough for the win posting rounds of 67, 68 and 68 en route to his victory.

Last week's winner in Salisbury Will Collins, was once again in contention for another victory at NorthStone. Though a double-bogey on No. 17 cost him a two shot lead with two to play at 10-under at the time. Dropping him to 8-under and now, two stroke off the lead.

Adams who began his final round off in style, birdieing the par-4 opening hole, did not let the good feeling last long. Bogeying his very next hole.

eGolf Tour: Timothy Madigan Grabs 36 Hole Lead at NorthStone

2012 NorthStone Open defending champion Timothy Madigan (-9) grabbed the lead in Huntersville, NC. after carding a second score of 6-under, 54. Taking a one shot lead over last weeks winner at the Salisbury Open, Will Collins.

The Rio Rancho, NM. native began his round with steady par golf. Opening up round two with four straight pars. Then finding his stride later on the front nine.

Back-to-Back birdies on Nos. 5 and 6 got him to 2-under on his round and  5-under overall. Adding another circle on the par-5, 8th, Madigan would make the turn in 33, 3-under and now 6-under par for the tournament.

David Duval to play in Puerto Rico Open on PGA Tour Latinoamerica

David Duval, yes that David Duval who won the 2001 Open Championship and former number one player in the Official World Golf Rankings. Will be teeing it up at the Puerto Rico Classic on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica this week at the Dorado Beach Resort's, East course.

The 41 year old Cherry Hills, CO. resident is playing in the event on a sponsors exemption.

The same venue that welcomed the Tour last season for the inaugural playing of the tournament is all set to welcome a deeper pool of talented players involved in a 14-tournament race for five Tour cards.

“We expect great things from our new relationship with Merrill Lynch, and we will work very had to strengthen that relationship,” said Sidney Wolf. Chairman of the Puerto Rico Classic and Puerto Rico Golf Association.

This event will mark the first time Duval has teed it up in professional competition since the first part of August at the Reno-Tahoe Open, where he finished in a tie for 66th.

eGolf Tour: Collins & Flores tied for Lead after Opening 65's

Will Collins and Erik Flores both card opening round 6-under 65's en route to sharing the lead after the opening 18 holes at the NorthStone Open.

This week, the eGolf Professional Golf Tour is once again back at the P.B. Dye designed NorthStone Country Club in Huntersville, NC.

Collins, who just last week was the hometown heroes of sorts, winning the Salisbury Open. Began his round in style, by carding back-to-back birdies on his first two holes of the day.

An eagle on the par-5, 6th would see his score quickly get to 4-under par through six holes.

A bogey on the ninth would be the only low point of his opening nine. Making the turn at 3-under.

Two pars on his inward nine, Collins would go on to once again put back-to-back birdies on his score card on Nos. 12 and 13. Two more circles on the card at Nos. 15 and 16 would give him four birdies in a six hole span. Taking his score to then, 7-under.

Peach State Tour: Kyle Thompson Clinches Win with Final Round 64

Kyle Thompson posted a final round 8-under 65 to win in come from behind fashion at The Georgia Club, of the Testoril Peach State Tour Championship.

Thompson, a native of Panama City, Florida has played in 53 events on the PGA Tour in his career. Making 39 cuts and finishing in the top-25 twice. Earning more than $240,00 on the big stage.

At one point contemplating giving up the game. Thompson even went as far as applying for a sales position with a medical company, before returning to his coach and the course -- And his form.

eGolf Tour: Matching 63's have Christian Brand & Daniel Stanley in the Lead

Christian Brand and Daniel Stanley find them selves tied atop the leader board at the Salisbury Classic, after both carded opening rounds of 8-under, 63.

Brand opened his round by book-ending his opening nine with multiple birdies.

Coming right out of the shoe, he birdied two of his three opening holes. Adding back-to-back birdies on Nos. 8 and 9, took him to 4-under at the turn.

Parring the 10th and 11th, the Charleston, WV. native seemed to light a fire in his game. With only one bogey on his round, coming at the par-3, 14th. Brand would add five more birdies on his inward nine. Circles on the card at Nos. 12, 13, 15, 17 and 18. Always nice to end a round with a birdie on the final hole.

Peach State Tour: Phillip Mollica Rides Third Round 64 to the Lead

Phillip Mollica ride a third round score of 64 at the Testoril Peach State Tour Championship to the lead, and an overall score of 17-under par.

The former Clemson Tiger opened the Tour Championship up with scores of 65 (R1) and 70 (R2), before equaling the events lowest round of 64 in round three.

Starting out with back-to-back birdies is one way to get a round going and move up the leader board. And that's just what Mollica did to begin his round at The Georgia Club in Statham, Ga.

Solid golf after those opening birdies on the front nine, with an added Ace on the par-3, 8th would see him make the turn at 4-under par.

Peach State Tour: Mark Silvers & Will McCurdy Tied for Lead after 36

Mark Silvers fired a second consecutive score of 6-under 66 during round two of the Hopkins Golf Peach State Tour Championship. Jumping to the top of the leader board at 12-under, sharing the lead with Will McCurdy, who carded a second round score of 4-under, 67.

Silvers, who carded only one bogey in his opening round on Monday. Kept his score card clean in round two, en route to his second 66 in two days.

The 'Big Break Greenbrier' winner got his round off with a birdie at the par-5, opening hole at The Georgia Club in Statham, Ga.

Two more circles on the card would have Silvers making the turn at 3-under par, heading to the back nine.

Silvers began his back nine on fire, birdieing three of the first four holes (Nos. 10, 12 & 13). Closing out his round with five pars coming in, and back-to-back 66's to put him in a tie for the lead.