Pedro graduated from Rutgers, played in the U.S. Amateur and turned pro in 2019. He qualified for the PGA Tour China and played a full season there. He was planning to return when COVID-19 happened and forced him to change plans. Since then he’s been competing in various mini-tours and trying to get through PGA Q School.
“I feel like with all the experiences I’ve had and every tournament I’ve played, I’m learning every day and getting better,” he said. “I think there’s a lot of great things to come.”
Tied for fifth at even par, two shots out of the playoff, were Californian Michael Herrera and Davin White of McDonough. Tied for seventh at 1-over 145 were Landon Lyons of Louisiana and Tim O’Neal of Savannah. Defending champion Willie Mack tied for 12th. First Tee of Atlanta product Marcus Byrd tied for 15th.
The Advocates Tour was created in 2010 to bring more diversity to golf by hosting and conducting professional golf tournaments, player-developmental programs and mentoring programs. The tour has grown from seven events, with $200,000 in prize money, in 2020 to 18 events, with more than $700,000 in prize money, this year.
The PGA Tour has made many of its courses in the TPC network available for the Advocates PGA Tour and has provided some ground support for the tour.
“This is a great tour. Great players, great golf courses,” Pedro said. “It gives us an opportunity to compete and play awesome courses. The only thing you can ask for as a professional is a chance, an opportunity, and I hope I can continue to play and play and play.”