American Ackerman claims The National PGA Classic

Friday, April 8, 2022
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American Ackerman Claims The National PGA Classic

After a strong wind-delayed Thursday round‚ American Ackerman claimed his first professional title and $36‚000 prize money at the National PGA Classic. Ackerman birdied five of his first 10 holes to take a three-shot lead. He was within three strokes of the lead throughout the week‚ but it was Thursday that stalled play. Ackerman birdied the par-4 12th and made two commercial innings on the 17th and 18th holes before making a final-hole bogey to seal his first PGA Tour win.

Braden Becker

Despite the strong winds and deteriorating weather conditions‚ American Ackerman has come out of nowhere to win the ISPS Handa Championship and The National PGA Classic. The former Australian Open champion‚ who is ranked 1‚321 in the world‚ birdied five of his first 10 holes and finished on 15 under par for the tournament. Blake Windrad‚ Nathan Barbieri‚ and Harrison Crowe followed Ackerman on the leaderboard. The last two years‚ Ackerman has played on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia. Ackerman opened with birdie at the par-4 10th hole‚ but missed a birdie look on 11 and 12. He birdied the par-4 13th‚ and closed with four straight pars to secure the victory. Ackerman now leads by one shot heading into the second round. Earlier‚ he had tied for the lead with Xander Schauffele and Adam Scott‚ but was eliminated at the last hole.

George Duangmanee

An American named Ackerman has won the National PGA Classic for the first time in his career. The former Australian Open champion is currently ranked 1‚321 in the world and has been on the PGA Tour for the past two years. His victory comes on the back of three birdies on his opening two rounds and a five-under-par third round on Friday. The win is his first PGA Tour title‚ and he has also earned a two-year exemption for the upcoming season. He is likely to skip the remaining three events before claiming his first title. The morning weather conditions were perfect. Despite the high humidity‚ the course was relatively dry. The course‚ which was designed by Tom Doak‚ was in excellent condition and Ackerman shot seven-under 65 to claim the title. The course's pure putting surfaces and wide fairways produced eight eagles and 484 birdies. Despite the relatively benign conditions‚ only three shots separated the top 30 in the field.

Braden Ackerman

American Ackerman has won his first PGA Tour event. The 1‚321st-ranked Ackerman birdied the par-4 12th on Friday and played steady golf throughout the week to win by two strokes on Friday. He had to settle for a three-putt bogey at the par-3 16th before making a birdie at the par-4 18th. The three players he beat in the first round were Blake Windrad‚ Nathan Barbary‚ and Harrison Crowe. Ackerman has been playing the ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia for the past two years. The morning mists on the Mornington Peninsula had made for unfavorable golf conditions. The Gunnamatta Course designed by Tom Doak was one of the most scenic golf courses in Australia. Ackerman shot seven-under 65‚ and his course was reminiscent of the Pacific Dunes course in Portland‚ Oregon. However‚ the final round did not go his way. The American runner-up finished in third place after missing birdie looks at 11 and 12. Ackerman previously worked at Virtues Golf Club in Nashport‚ Ohio‚ formerly known as the Longaberger Golf Club. He was named one of America's 100 Greatest Public Courses and ranked number one in Ohio on Golfweek's Best Courses by State. Ackerman has also worked at the U.S. Open host Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in North Carolina and the Nike Tour's Quail Hollow Resort & Country Club in Ohio. Goetze-Ackerman had won four tournaments as a freshman‚ earning the 1992 NCAA medalist honors. She won three other individual titles and broke the school record with seven. She was also named Honda/Broderick Award winner and SEC Freshman of the Year. She went on to earn SEC Female Athlete honors in all sports. It's hard to argue with her PGA achievements.

Braden Steranka

American Ackerman claimed his first PGA Tour title after birdying the par-4 12th hole and making bogey on the par-3 11th. He birdied the par-4 12th and 16th before missing a three-putt putt from 10 feet on the par-4 18th. He was steady the rest of the way and finished the round at 15-under-par. Blake Windred‚ Nathan Barbary and Harrison Crowe finished second and third respectively. Ackerman has been playing the ISPS Handa Tour for the past two years. Goetze-Ackerman's college career has been marked by success and accolades. While in high school‚ she won the 1989 U.S. Women's Amateur and won medalist honors at two U.S. Women's Opens. She also won six AJGA All-American titles and was named the National Junior Golfer of the Year. She was also honored with the SEC Freshman of the Year Award. Ackerman's resume demonstrates that he is a highly qualified leader on the PGA Tour. He has been a member of the Professional Golfers' Association for 25 years and will continue to build on the storied history of the course. His career includes stints as an assistant pro at Virtues Golf Club‚ formerly known as the Longaberger Golf Club‚ one of the America's 100 Greatest Public Courses and the Best Courses State-by-State list. His experience also includes stints as a player on the U.S. Open host Pinehurst Resort & Country Club‚ and the Nike Tour's Quail Hollow Resort & Country Club in Ohio.