McCormick, SC (May 3, 2009)… Former Michigan State University golfer Matthew Harmon (Grand Rapids, MI) managed to hang on during Sunday’s final round at the Savannah Lakes Village Classic over the 7032 yard, par 72, Monticello Golf Club to clinch his second career NGA Hooters Tour win.
The former Spartan posted rounds of 65-71-67-69 en route to his sixteen under par 272 total and narrow one stroke victory over David Skinns (Atlanta, GA), Russell Knox (Jacksonville Beach, FL) and a charging Matthew Anderson (Edina, MN) who fired the low Sunday round of 66. The trio finished in a tie for second with fifteen under par totals of 273.
When asked about the victory this week Harmon joked “I made birdies. I’m not sure exactly how many but it felt like a lot. Yesterdays round with Blaine (Peffley) it seemed like we were just going back and forth. It was fun”
Michael Welch (Quincy, MA) finished in solo fifth position at fourteen under par 274, while Blaine Peffley (Lebanon, PA) and Ramon Bescansa (Santiago, Spain) finished in a tie for 6th, each posting thirteen under par 275 totals for the tournament.
Rounding out the top ten at the Savannah Lakes Village Classic; Ted Potter (Silver Springs, FL) finishing in solo eighth place while Nathan Stamey (Bluffton, SC), Jason Dillard (Cullman, AL) and Matthew Rosenfeld (Plano, TX) ended in a tie for ninth at eleven under par 278 totals for the tournament.
“The course really suites my eye and the atmosphere out here is great. The people go out of their way to take care of us. It’s just a lot of fun. I think the more commotion makes it easier to focus for me, it’s a great tournament,” commented the former Spartan.
Harmon takes home the winners portion of the $200,000 purse at $33,566 while Skinns, Knox and Anderson each receive $12,455 for there runner up tie.