Photo by Brittany Dickerson
Alden Harris credited a back nine bounce back in each of the final two rounds for helping him secure his first A-Tier win at the Music City Open. Harris' triumph in Nashville, Tenn., did not come easy, as Chris Dickerson finished just one stroke back after a strong comeback bid.
"This is my first big win, and it feels like a dream," Harris said shortly after the final round. "It hasn't really settled in yet, but I'm really, really excited to see what's to come."
He was locked in from the jump, posting an opening round 7-under par 52 that tied him for the clubhouse lead for most of the afternoon until a trio of 8-unders rumbled in later on.
Harris then surged into solo first with a 10-under hot round on the second day, which was just one of three double digit under par rounds of the entire weekend. He birdied just three holes on the front nine before stringing six birdies together from holes 11 through 16 and tacked on another to finish the round.
A slow start in the final round had the likes of tour regulars like Chris Clemons and Dickerson bearing down on him, but the back half of the course was again friendly to Harris.
"The front nine started off a little shaky, but then the back nine I kinda caught fire and was able to pull out the win somehow," he said.
Five birdies on the back nine fueled a final round 7-down that gave him a 24-under total to edge out Dickerson's 23-under and Clemons' 22-under.
Dickerson certainly did his best to try and catch his young teammate, posting a 10-down., He peppered birdies throughout the round to stay hot and never took more than one par in a row while staying bogey-free. He put the pressure on until the end with birdies on 17 and 18 to finish.
Ezra Robinson was able to play his way into a tie for 10th place and Sam Lee finished in a tie for 16th.
Catrina Allen was locked in a battle, as well, putting together her two best rounds to finish up the event. She had the hot score in the second round and was just one stroke off of doing it two days in a row in round three.
The formidable finish to her tournament put her in second by just a couple of sticks while giving her yet another top-3 finish as she's been doing all season long.
Leiviska Claims Another King of the North Crown
Cale Leiviska continues to rule in Minnesota, again etching his name on the King of the North sword with his win in Biwabik. Leiviska had the same score in both rounds, and it was the hot score both times.
He totaled a 24-under 116 for the event and won by four throws. He has won the event six times in the last eight years, including the last three. He's taken second place the couple of times he didn't win it.
Daniel Polk and Luke Masucci also collected wins in Pro Masters 40+ and Intermediate respectively. Mitch Privette took 4th in Open and Ben Kroll tied for ninth.
|Tournament||Player - Finish|
|2020 Music City Open||🏆 Alden Harris - 1st
Chris Dickerson - 2nd
Ezra Robinson - T-10th
Sam Lee - T-16th
Catrina Allen - 2nd (FPO)
Billy Ray Osborn - T-7th (MP50)
|King of the North||🏆 Cale Leiviska - 1st
Mitch Privette - 4th
Ben Kroll - T-9th
🏆 Daniel Polk - 1st (MP40)
🏆 Luke Masucci - 1st (MA2)
Troy Pendzimas - T-3rd (MA40)
|2020 Parma Open||🏆 Andy Martin - 1st|
|GVCCC||🏆 Gannon Buhr - 1st|
|AB Provincial Championships||🏆 Casey Hanemeyer - 1st|
|Le Roi des Chênes 2020||🏆 Julien Quenneville - 1st|
|HP Club Championships||Mike Corbett - 2nd (MP40)|
|Hollows Fall Classic||Michael Habets - T-3rd
Cassandra Lioi - 4th (FPO)
|Mile High Classic||David Stepp - T-3rd|
|2020 Waxahachie Open||G.T. Hancock - 4th|
|The Nick DeLoach Memorial||Nageeb LaBorde - 2nd|