Duluth's Stewart Cink changed to a new set of irons and a golf ball with a softer cover last week at the Verizon Heritage and was pleased with the results. Cink tied for 14th at Harbour Town, his best showing since reaching the quarterfinals at the Accenture Match Play Championship in February. "My distance control was good all week," Cink said. "I double-bogeyed the last hole, but I played well all week. Overall it was definitely a good change. I'll take a lot of positives away from this." ...
Matt Kuchar and Bryce Molder, teammates for three years at Georgia Tech, were paired together for the first time since the 2009 Deutsche Bank Championship. Kuchar shot a 68, Molder a 69. Kuchar finished tied for 14th and Molder tied for 22nd. Molder was the best putter at the Heritage, averaging 24.75 putts per round.
“It’s interesting how you can go a long time without seeing each other,” Kuchar said. “It’s just kind of lucky to get paired with each other. It was nice today, even it was a little earlier than we would have liked.” ...
This week's South Georgia Classic is the first of back-to-back stops in Georgia for the Nationwide Tour. Kinderlou Forest Golf Club, a Davis Love III design in Valdosta, hosts the event, which was won last year by Garth Mulroy, now a member of the PGA Tour. ...
Former University of Georgia All-American Chris Kirk tied for fifth at the Fresh Express Classic at TPC Stonebrae in Hayward, Calif., a performance that included a second-round 63. Georgia Tech grad Roberto Castro flew to California and got in the field as a Monday qualifier; he tied for 48th.
David Potts, a PGA teaching professional from the Country Club of the South, defeated reigning section champion Tim Weinhart of St. Marlo Golf Club 3 and 1 to win the Yamaha Match Play Championship at the University of Georgia Golf Course. No. 52 seed David Webb, an assistant at the Golf Club at Cuscowilla, upset Sonny Skinner of River Pointe on the 21st hole for third place.
Weinhart, Skinner and Jeff Hull of the University of Georgia Course qualified for the South Georgia Classic. Greg Lee of Chicopee Woods and Matt Peterson of the University of Georgia Golf Course qualified for the Stadion Athens Classic at UGA.
Richard Scott beat former UGA teammate Brian Harman by a shot at the eGolf Tour's Championship at St. James Place in Southport, N.C. Scott, a three-time Canadian Amateur champion, won for the second time on the mini-tour.