Monday qualifier Dicky Pride wins Mitsubishi Electric Classic on PGA Tour Champions

One week after Alex Cejka won the Regions Tradition as an alternate, Dicky Pride won on the PGA Tour Champions as a Monday qualifier.

Monday qualifier Dicky Pride wins Mitsubishi Electric Classic on PGA Tour Champions

Just get in. Doesn’t matter how.

One week after Alex Cejka won the Regions Tradition after getting in the field as an alternate, Dicky Pride won on the senior circuit as a Monday qualifier, claiming the Mitsubishi Electric Classic at TPC Sugarloaf in Georgia on Sunday.

And he did it in runaway fashion.

Pride took his first outright lead with a birdie on the par-3 8th hole to get to 9 under. Doug Barron made things interesting after he eagled the 10th and birdied the 12th to tie things up. But on the 13th, Pride reclaimed the solo lead with a birdie and a few moments after that, Barron doubled the 15th, giving Pride a three-shot lead with five holes to go and he cruised home from there.

Pride, 51, opened the week as one of four Monday qualifiers making the field, but qualifying actually took place on Tuesday. Then on Friday, Pride opened the tournament with a 71 and then followed with back-to-back 67s to win by three shots.

Moments after putting out for the win, Pride turned to the fans in attendance and yelled out “Let’s go!”

Dicky Pride tees off on the 11th hole during the final round of the PGA Tour Champions’ Mitsubishi Electric Classic golf tournament at TPC Sugarloaf on Sunday, May 16, 2021, in Duluth, Georgia. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

It’s his first Champions title in 11 tries and he’s now won a tournament on three different PGA Tour circuits. He won the 1994 Federal Express St. Jude Classic in a playoff on the PGA Tour. Six years ago, he won the 2015 Portland Open on the Korn Ferry Tour.

“I’ve now won on all three tours, which is something I’ve always wanted to do,” he told Golf Channel after his win.

First-round leader Stephen Ames and second-round leader Paul Goydos joined Kirk Triplett in a three-way tie for second. It’s Triplett’s best finish since winning the Pure Insurance Championship in September of 2019. Barron was among three golfers to tie for fifth, along with Billy Andrade and Brett Quigley.

Other notables in the field: defending champ Scott McCarron tied for 10th, Jim Furyk tied for 19th, Cejka tied for 26th, Major League Baseball Hall of Famer John Smoltz finished 76th out of 77 golfers, beating only Shigetoshi Hasegawa. Vijay Singh withdrew after nine holes on Sunday. John Daly withdrew after eight holes on Saturday.

Next up

The second PGA Tour Champions major of 2021 is in two weeks at the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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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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