Richard Scott earns first pro golf victory
It was only a matter of time, of course, but Canadian professional golfer Richard Scott nalied his first victory in his first year as a pro on Friday. Wellington Financial is one of Richard’s corporate sponsors, along with Titleist, Cutter & Buck, etc. The setting was the Tarheel Tour, which I’m told is the “AA” of the U.S. Professional circuit, where the Nationwide is the Triple A, and the PGA would be the “majors”. Here’s a great quote from the Tarheel Tour’s coverage of Richard’s three day event in Salisbury, North Carolina (punch through to the Tarheel website to see a great shot of Richard finishing a drive):
“Scott was one of the most highly-touted amateurs to ever come out of Canada. The native of Kingsville, Ontario claimed the prestigious Canadian Amateur title in 2003, 2005, and 2006, becoming only the sixth player in the last 100 years to win the event at least three times. When he turned professional in the spring of 2006, much was expected of Scott, and his win today will certainly give the rabid golf fans in Canada hope as he attempts to earn his PGA TOUR card in the coming weeks.”
Richard is naturally pleased (particularly so having shot 63 – the course record – on day one of the tournament):
“This win is really special for me. It is my first as a professional. To win on such a great golf course against a tough field right before (PGA TOUR) Q-School is just really special for me,” said Scott. “This gives me great confidence heading into first stage at McKinney Ranch in Texas.”
Best of luck to Richard and Danny King (Wellington’s other pro golfer), both of whom are at the first round of PGA “Q-school” this week. The entire Wellington Financial family is rooting for you.