Wirth Tees it Up Again
Jan 29th, 2009 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Jan 29th, 2009 at 12:00 AM
Kevin Wirth once again proved he’s as good on the links as he is on the water.
The Bassmaster Elite Series pro from Crestwood, Ky., tied for fourth place in amateur play during a major PGA Tour event, the Nov. 6-9 Children’s Miracle Network Classic at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
He shot a 64 in the first round, then followed up with a 59 in the second and final amateur round at the event played on two Walt Disney World courses. The event was played in a best-ball format and his total was three strokes behind the winner.
His second-round score of 59 was the best of the 128 amateurs competing.
“It was just one of those rounds,” Wirth said.
The format of the tournament paired two amateurs with two pros Nov. 6-7, then the pros went two more days without amateur partners.
“The first day, I was really just trying to stay out of my pros’ way. I didn’t want to do anything that would hurt their chances. So the first three or four holes I was out of my routine. But from then on, I played extremely well. The second day, I was a lot more relaxed and played my game.”
At the end of August, Wirth placed third in a five-way tie in the PGA Tour Superstore World Amateur Handicap Championship in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Wirth had a strong 2008 Elite season. He was the champion of the June 26-29 Bassmaster Elite Series Tennessee Triumph on Old Hickory Lake and qualified for his 10th Bassmaster Classic.