December 15, 2013

Triple bogey on 7th pushed Hughes to 73

From Staff Reports

— Dalton’s Matt Hughes shot a 1-over-par 73 on the Stadium Course at PGA West on Sunday in the fourth round in the finals of the Tour qualifying tournament.

Hughes stands at 4-over 292 for the six-round tournament, tied for 132 out of 152 competitors.

Hughes started on the back nine on Sunday and had a birdie on the par-3 13th to make the turn at 1-under for the day. He bogeyed the par-4 1st hole but got back to 1-under with a birdie 3 at No. 2. However, a triple-bogey on the par-4 7th hole pushed him out of the red. He recovered for a birdie on the par-5 8th before parring the final hole.

Hughes has earned a spot on the Tour, but the top 44 in this week’s tournament earn full exemptions through the first half of the season.

The tournament runs through Tuesday.