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Brown qualifies for US Pro Series

Published:Tuesday | August 26, 2014 | 12:00 AM
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OCHO RIOS, JAMAICA:

Jamaica's golfing ace, Wesley Brown, shot a blistering final round five under par 66 on Sunday at the Woodcreek Classic Invitational Tournament in South Carolina, United States and, in the process, secured a permanent spot to play on the high level Pro Series circuit.

Brown had previously competed in the National Golfing Association (NGA) Carolina Series, which is a notch below the Pro Series. Both are part of the NGA Tour, which also includes the Winter Series.

Due to his outstanding performances, the Jamaican earned a shot at the higher rated Pro Series to participate in the Woodcreek Invitational Classic - his first Pro Series event - which started on Thursday and finished Sunday.

Brown opened his round with a 69 that left him at -2 and five shots off the lead on day one. He had to contend with temperatures of 108-110 degrees and slow play over Friday and Saturday and scored 73 and 71, respectively.

SOLID PERFORMANCE

The local ace's ball striking over the first three days was, in his own words, "solid". At this stage he was at even par for the tournament and needed to make a move on Sunday to get in red figures.

Having made some adjustments, Brown, who is employed at the Sandals Golf and Country Club, played exceptionally well on the final day, shooting a brilliant 66 to finish at -5 for the tournament.

Brown said as a result of his win at Aberdeen, second place finish at Palmetto State Open and performance at Woodcreek, he has qualified to play the full Pro Series for 2015.

"It's a bigger series with tougher competition and I know I am up to the challenge," Brown said.

He also expressed confidence that he will continue to do his country and his sponsors, Sandals Resorts International, proud.

Brown will next take part in the Brunswick Tournament, starting on Thursday.