There was no question Catrina Allen would pick up her first signature win of 2019 sooner rather than later. It was only a matter of when. Allen turned in a masterful performance at the Waco Annual Charity Open in Texas. Seppo Paju also finished with a flourish, as his bogey-free 14-under 53 moved him into a third place tie.
Catrina Allen was in contention at the Las Vegas Challenge, the season’s first National Tour, all weekend long and made one last push in the final round, ultimately having to settle for a second-place finish after a playoff. In Open Men, tour veteran Cale Leiviska and Prodigy newcomer Kevin Jones surged in the final round to garner top-5 finishes.
Last year’s trip to Savannah, Ga., yielded Chris Dickerson’s first of 32 wins in 2018. How many wins he will rack up in 2019 remains to be seen, but the Savannah Open has again provided a viable springboard. Cameron Colglazier nabbed a six stroke win at the Southside Winter Slam, a Southern Nationals event.
Cameron Colglazier and Cale Leiviska turned in dominant performances over the last two weekends. Colglazier played in Mobile, Ala., last weekend for the Azalea City Classic, where he picked up a six stroke win. Leiviska skipped out on the shopping, instead grabbing his fifth consecutive win and 12th of the year Nov. 23.
Dan Hastings is on a late season tear. The North Carolina pro has now won four tournaments in a row and seven of his last eight. Chris Dickerson was also in North Carolina last weekend to collect his 28th win of the year, and Sam Lee has been no stranger to the podium himself, taking his 18th win of 2018 in Kentucky.
With reasonable temperatures still looming down south, Chris Dickerson isn’t winding his season down yet. Dickerson took to Harriman, Tenn., where he collected his 27th win of the year at The Iron Pig. Dan Hastings’ season has also stayed hot in North Carolina, as he picked up his third win in a row and sixth in his last seven starts.