Zack Shriver birdied the second playoff hole Friday to beat Dylan Newman and win Event No. 4 of the PGA Tournament Series at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Shriver, originally from Marysville, Wash., said the victory reminded him of his younger days.
“I told my dad, it’s nice to get a trophy for winning a tournament; I don’t get many of those anymore,” said Shriver, now a PGA Professional at North Palm Beach (Fla.) Country Club.
“Most of the times when I win, I just get a check (he earned $5,000). It’s probably my biggest win.”
While growing up in Washington, Shriver won the 2005 Snohomish County Amateur, and competed in several WA Golf Men’s Amateurs and PNGA Men’s Amateur championships, as well as Washington Opens, during his youth as an amateur player. He turned professional in 2008, and competed on PGA Tour Canada before entering the PGA Professional program.
In this week’s event, Newman forced the playoff with a birdie on the final hole of regulation. Newman (68) was trying to win consecutive PGA Tournament Series events for the second time in the last 13 months.
Shriver and Newman parred the first playoff hole, the 18th, before Shriver won with a birdie on the par-4 first hole. Shriver shot 5-under-66 for a 9-under 133 on the Ryder Course.
Shriver started Tuesday with a bogey, then made seven birdies on his next 13 holes to move into the lead at 10-under.
“I probably pushed it too hard at the end because I thought I needed to make more birdies,” Shriver said. “It always feels great to win.”
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