Still room for improvement, says Augustus
Daniel Augustus produced a solid display at the Providence Open in Rhode Island last weekend.
The professional golfer completed the 36-hole championship at Triggs Memorial Golf Course in a three-way tie for ninth at seven-under par 137.
Augustus rolled in five birdies and a solitary bogey during an opening round four-under-par 68 before closing out with a 69 in the final round, including five birdies and two bogeys.
“I’m happy about some of my scores, but I believe there is still room for improvement, especially my first-round scores,” Augustus said. “I’m making plenty of birdies but my scorecard needs to be cleaner.”
Evan Harmeling, of Massachusetts, won the event by three shots with a two-day 16-under- par 128.
Augustus has played in several events in the New England area against PGA Tour and Web.com Tour players this season.
“There were strong players in every field; guys that had Web.com Tour status and also guys who had made cuts in PGA Tour events this year,” he said. “Jim Renner, for instance, is a local legend in the New England area and has played on the PGA Tour and has Web.com Tour status for next year.”
The former Bermuda Open, Bacardi Par 3 and multiple Bermuda PGA Stroke Play Championships winner still struggles to secure funding to compete regularly overseas.
“I’m still looking for financial support and I’m working to save up until I can play some more events,” Augustus said.
“Every guy that’s out there has financial backing and they all ask me the same questions, ‘Why aren’t you being sponsored fully? You should be out here playing full-time, you’re more than capable of playing on tour’.”