Top ten finish for Sims in South Carolina
Pro golfer Michael Sims was back to his brilliant best today, firing a nine-under-par 62 in the final round of the Web-Com Tour’s BMW Charity Pro-Am.
It was the lowest round of the day, vaulting the 34-year-old Bermudian into a tie for ninth, having finished Saturday’s third round in a tie for 36th.
The top ten finish earned him $18,200.
Sims made history last year when he became only one of a handful of golfers to shoot a 59 while competing in the E-Golf Tour.
Yesterday was almost as impressive at the par-71 Thornblade Club in Greer, South Carolina, where he reeled off seven birdies and an eagle in a round which included not a single bogey.
He was three-under after just two holes, birdieing the par-four first and grabbing eagle at the par-five second.
Another three birdies followed on the front nine, and on the back nine he picked up another three. That left him with a four-round total of 19-under-par (267).
Only one other player went lower during the entire tournament, American Roland Thatcher shooting a 10-under-par 61 on Friday.
The $650,000 event, which had a field of 154, was played on three courses.
The Georgia-based Sims opened with a four-under-par 67 at Thornblade, followed with a four-under 68 at the Reserve at Lake Keowee course on Friday to easily make the cut.
On Saturday he shot a two-under 70 at the par-72 Greenville CC Chanticleer course. The PGA originally listed Sims with a 69 that was later adjusted.
Sims has endured a miserable season so far, failing to make the cut on several occasions.
But yet again he showed yesterday what he’s capable of when on form.
American Mark Anderson ran away to victory with an astonishing 27-under-par total 259 to pick up a winner’s cheque of $108,000.
Tom Hoge was five shots behind in second and only three better than Sims.