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Willie Mack III captures Mastercard APGA Tour title in runaway model to gain Player of the Year honors

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DULUTH, Ga – Willie Mack III fired a scorching, eight-beneath par 64 to dash absent from the area and capture the Mastercard APGA Tour Championship presented by Lexus by six strokes Tuesday, capping a memorable seven-thirty day period stretch that has improved the trajectory of his occupation.

Final scores are available below.

The 32 12 months-old native of Flint, Michigan, had 5 birdies on the back nine to independent himself from the field with a 65-64-129 and earn the season-very long Lexus Cup Stage Standings title in addition to the prestigious season-finish championship. He pocketed a overall of $27,500 in prize funds, combining the tournament winner’s purse of $10,000 and the $17,500 bonus pool prize for general performance around eight frequent-period functions. The Lexus Cup Factors title and Player of the Yr designation is his 3rd over-all. Mack used the 1,000 Lexus Cup factors in the championship function to climb from seventh area in the standings.

The Lexus Cup title also includes a total scholarship into Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying College in September at Orange County Countrywide Golfing Heart and Lodge in Winter season Backyard, Florida, as Mack functions to progress a job that incorporates winning 11 higher education tournaments at Bethune-Cookman University and over 65 mini-tour titles. Mack also received the use of a Lexus for 1 calendar year.

Previous PGA TOUR Latinoamerica star Patrick Newcomb was only two strokes at the rear of at the change prior to Mack pulled away, leaving the Jacksonville, Florida, resident in second at nine-below 135. Tim O’Neal of Savannah, Georgia, the 2020 Lexus Cup Participant of the Year, shot 67-70-137 to tie for third with Aaron Beverly of Fairfield, California, who registered a 66-71-137. Landon Lyons of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, took fifth at three-below par (69-70-139).

“Everything came together really properly yet again now,” stated Mack, now looking forward to some rest soon after a non-prevent, six thirty day period grind. “Including the PGA TOUR and the Korn Ferry Tour, these are the major gatherings I’ve performed, so this would be 1 of the major stretches of my job, for absolutely sure. I’ve been capable to engage in far better with the alternatives that came alongside. Figuring out I can perform out there (on the PGA TOUR) surely helps my self confidence.”

Mack’s increase to prominence started when he performed in the PGA TOUR’S Farmers Insurance coverage Open up at Torrey Pines in January as a sponsor exemption and ongoing at the Genesis Invitational, designated by Tiger Woods as the Charlie Sifford Memorial Exemption awarded each year to a major-tier minority player. His up coming two PGA TOUR exemptions in July were stellar as he made the cut in both the Rocket House loan Traditional (T-64) and the John Deere Basic (T-71), earning plaudits throughout the golfing landscape. He adopted that up by successful the Billy Horschel APGA Tour Invitational at TPC Sawgrass on July 31 ahead of heading to TPC Sugarloaf for the tour’s culminating typical-period competitors. He also performed in two Korn Ferry Tour tournaments in building momentum toward the summertime surge.

Marcus Byrd of Knoxville, Tennessee, completed next in the Lexus Cup Level Standings to acquire $5,000 with Ryan Alford of Shreveport, Louisiana 3rd ($4,000), Newcomb fourth ($3,000), Lyons fifth ($2,000) and Kevin Corridor of Cincinnati sixth ($1,000).

The Mastercard APGA Tour Championship was the 11th event of the landmark 2021 time, featuring a history 13-plus functions and 8 exemptions for APGA Tour players into PGA TOUR tournaments. TPC Sugarloaf is the sixth TPC property that has hosted the APGA Tour this yr as part of its partnership with the PGA TOUR.

All actions ended up carried out below social-distancing and wellness/safety pointers in conjunction with regional authorities.

The APGA Tour proceeds September 20-22, when the gamers will be heading to the Bluestone Country Club in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, for APGA Tour Valley Forge. The match marks the initially time the APGA Tour will play in the Northeastern United States.

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