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.
The round seemed to be heading that way for Adams on the front nine. Every time he would car a birdie, a bogey was soon to follow to negate the circle. He did however make the turn at 1-under par and 8-under overall.
A birdie to open his final nine was good and fresh start to a new nine. Though just as on the front, a bogey followed two holes later on the par-4, 12th.
Not to be deterred, Adams played on with solid, steady golf over his final six holes, as others fell by the wayside. Missing opportunities and carding bogeys down the stretch.
Co-leader Madigan three-putted the par-4 16th dropping him out of the lead and opening the door for Collins and Adams to charge to the front.
Collins however would go on to card a double on No. 17, giving way to Adams to close out the event. At the same time, both Ted Brown and Jonathan Randolph were both in the clubhouse at 9-under for the tournament.
Adams who stuck his tee shot on the par-3, 17th converted his birdie to move to 10-under and the outright lead.
A par on the closing hole secured the seventh career eGolf Tour title for Adams. Giving him a one stroke victory over Brown, Randolph and Collins.