Greyson Sigg earns first win at Visit Knoxville Open on Korn Ferry Tour

Greyson Sigg, who opened with a 61 on Thursday, fired a final-round 66 to earn his first professional win.

Greyson Sigg earns first win at Visit Knoxville Open on Korn Ferry Tour

Stephan Jaeger will have to wait at least another week to try to earn that PGA Tour promotion as Greyson Sigg had other plans.

On Sunday, at the Korn Ferry Tour’s Visit Knoxville Open, Jaeger opened the final round with a three-shot lead over Sigg and then birdied his first hole. A win would’ve been Jaeger’s third on the circuit, and that would’ve earned him his Tour card. The last player to earn his PGA Tour card via the three-win promotion was Wesley Bryan in 2016. In all, 11 players have done so.

If Jaeger is to be the 12th, it will come at a later date.

Sigg, who opened the week with a 61, fired a final-round 66 and snagged the victory at Holston Hills Country Club in Knoxville, Tennessee, the first professional win for the 26-year-old University of Georgia product. His previous best finish was a solo second in the Korn Ferry Tour Championship last August.

So about those nerves coming down the stretch?

“I was shaky,” he said. “I was pretty nervous but I’ve been putting well. I was trusting myself.”

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Sigg is one of 12 players featured in the CBS show called “One Shot Away,” which is produced by PGA Tour Entertainment. It tracks players chasing after a PGA Tour card during the 2021 portion of the combined Korn Ferry Tour season. KFT players who finish in the top 25 at the end of the season also earn a promotion to the PGA Tour.

Greyson Sigg plays his shot from the 10th tee during the Final Round of the Visit Knoxville Open at Holston Hills Country Club on May 16, 2021 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Jaeger was also looking to tie Jason Gore’s record for most wins—with seven—on the circuit but managed an even-par round of 70 as he closed with a bogey on the 17th hole and a par on the par-5 finishing hole.

Seth Reeves shot a 61, matching Sigg’s first-round fireworks. Reeves had 10 birdies and a bogey in his final round round to finish solo third at 17 under. Max Greyserman and Harrison Endycott finished tied for fourth a 16 under.

The Korn Ferry Tour next travels to Blue Hills Country Club in Kansas City for the AdventHealth Championship.

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Methodist women pull off comeback win at NCAA Division III National Championship

Methodist made up ground the final day to overtake Carnegie Mellon for the NCAA Division III national title.

Methodist women pull off comeback win at NCAA Division III National Championship

Once again, Methodist’s women are the NCAA Division III national champions in women’s golf, having edged Carnegie Mellon on May 14 at Forest Akers West Golf Course in East Lansing, Michigan, to win their 14th national title.

The week – particularly the final round – was a battle for Methodist. The Monarchs had some ground to make up on the final day but started chipping away at Carnegie Mellon’s lead early. Methodist erased a four-shot deficit in the first six holes.

The team played the fourth and final round in 14-over 302, the best round of the day.

Full results: NCAA Division III Women’s National Championship

At 79 over for 72 holes, Methodist finished five shots ahead of Carnegie Mellon.

George Fox was third and Redlands rounded out the top 5.

Methodist claimed two players inside the top 3 individually as Ingrid Steingrimsen and Jillian Drinkard both tied for third at 19 over.

George Fox’s Makensie Toole was the individual medalist.

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