Midway through July and the
Nationwide Tour still was without a
repeat winner. On Sunday, outside of
Cincinnati, Tommy Gainey changed
all of that.
Building off a sizzling 62 Satur-
day afternoon, the player nicknamed
“Tommy Two Gloves” became the
Tour’s first two-time winner for
2010. He shot a final-round 3-un-
der-par 69 to win the Chiquita
Classic at 27-under 261, three clear
of runner-up Joe Affrunti.
Gainey added $99,000 to his sea-
son earnings to move to No. 1 on the
money list with $306,307. Previous
leader Chris Kirk, tied for fifth in the
tournament, stands No. 2 in earn-
ings with just more than $287,000.
Gainey was less than precise on
Sunday. His bogey on the first hole
seemed like it could have opened the
door for a dash for the title – birdies
were available all weekend and 13
players already had posted a round
of 64 or lower – but Gainey made par
on four holes in a row, then birdies
on three more in a row to stabilize.
“It’s really satisfying because of
the way I hit the ball today,” Gainey
said. “I’ve seen every bit of this golf
course. Left, right, I mean I just
hit it all over the map and it’s very
reassuring that I come out on top
today. I’m real happy. I’m real proud
Affrunti closed with a 7-under 65
to leap up to a second-place finish
at 24-under 264.
Gainey’s 54-hole total of 24-un-
der 192 matched the Nationwide
Tour record. Arjun Atwal reached
24 under after three days of the
Chattanooga Classic in 2008. When
Gainey shot his 10-under 62 Satur-
day, he also tied the course record
at TPC River Bend.
66. Henry, who took control of the
tournament with a third-round 62,
With his T15 finish, Michael
Lavery captured the Race For The
2010 PHS Wichita Open Nationwide
Exemption for the player who ac-
cumulated the most money in the
Bentonville, Ark., Miami, Oklahoma,
Pearland, Tex., and Victoria, Tex.,
Open in 2009, and Saturday picked
up his second, at the sixth annual
Southern Open in Kannapolis, N.C.
Hack entered the final round
trailing 54-hole leader Todd Murphy
by two shots over both The Club at
Irish Creek and Warrior Golf Club,
but when Murphy stumbled out of the
gates, Hack took advantage. He closed
with a 65 that was good for a one-shot
victory over Josh Gallman (64).
Hack earned $34,726 for his
18-under-par 266 total over four
rounds. Martin Ureta (69) of Chile
was third on 15-under 269 and Tadd
Fujikawa (64) fourth, another shot
back. Murphy, a former PGA Tour
caddie, struggled to a 75 to share
14th place on 10-under 274.
“This is huge for me. It’s hard for
me to put into words right now,” said
Hack, who moved to No. 7 on the
money list with $52,990.
HACK TAKES EGOLF TOUR TITLE
HENRY EARNS FIRST
As a junior golfer, Jhared Hack
was one of the country’s top players,
claiming wins at the 2006 Western
Junior and 2007 Western Amateur.
As a professional, he won his first
title at the eGolf Tour’s Snap Fitness
A HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Amateur Candace Schepperle
celebrated her 22nd birthday Tues-
day by winning the CN Canadian
Women’s Tour event at Club de golf
Rivermead in Gatineau, Que.
Schepperle, from Birmingham,
Ala., birdied the 18th hole from three
feet to cap a final-round 72 and a
36-hole total of 4-under 140. That
was two clear of fellow amateur and
Team Canada member Sue Kim of
Langley, B.C. (69-73) and Jessica
Shepley, of Oakville, Ont. (72-70).
The victory earned Schepperle
a sponsor’s exemption into the Ca-
nadian Women’s Open Aug. 26-29.
She said she would maintain her
amateur status through the U.S.
Women’s Amateur in Charlotte,
N.C., Aug. 9-15 at Charlotte Country
Staff and Wire Reports
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