Stuart Smith vaults up leaderboard with Final-Round 65
Stuart Smith made a massive move during Wednesday's Final Round, after carding a 7-under (65) on the Wanamaker course at PGA Golf Club.
Stuart Smith, the 59-year-old making his third start at the PGA Professional Championship, had a day to remember Wednesday after finishing the week with a final round 65.
After yesterday's third-round 78, any aspirations of finishing inside the Top-20 and advancing to next month's PGA Championship at Kiawah may have been dashed. However, the Reno, Nevada resident appeared to be unfazed during his final round at PGA Golf Club.
Smith birdied the first hole, and was off and running. He would proceed to birdie four of the next six holes, for a total of five birdies in his first seven holes played. A slight hiccup on the Par-4 8th gave him his only dropped shot of the day. On the back nine, Stuart made three more birdies and six pars to finish the day seven-under.
In the six previous PGA Professional Championship rounds Smith had played, he had failed to shoot in the 60's. This week he had two. A second-round 68 that helped secure his position inside the cutline, and a final round 65 that may very booked him a tee time at next month's PGA Championship.