Daniel Augustus continues hot streak to earn $6,000 payday
Daniel Augustus made a triumphant debut competing on the IGTA Tour in Orlando, Florida, at the weekend.
The Bermudian professional won the CGate Classic at ChampionsGate Golf Club after edging nearest rival Felix Rivera by one shot to extend his solid form of late.
Augustus shot a blistering, five-under 67 during the opening round and followed it up with an equally impressive 68 in the second and final round to finish the 36-hole event at the par-72 layout at nine-under 141.
The 34-year-old earned $6,000 for his maiden win on the tour at the first attempt, his biggest payday as a professional.
While thrilled by the success, Augustus is determined to keep his feet planted firmly on the ground.
“Winning is great but I have to remain grounded and not lose sight of my objectives,” he told The Royal Gazette.
“I am happy but I know this is just another stepping stone and not the destination.”
He added: “The event itself was an experience. I shot even on the front both days with some interesting bogeys on the back nine.
“A switch came on both days. I had six birdies the first day on the back nine and four the second round on the back. A total of 14 birdies in two rounds are signs of me scoring better as well as consistency.”
While encouraged by his form, Augustus concedes there is still room for improvement.
“I still have work to do,” he said. “The five bogeys I made where all avoidable in a sense of course management. Bad swings happen but when you mismanage yourself, that’s fixable.
“It’s my first time playing on this tour and the course is extremely difficult.
“But to finish nine under on the international course at ChampionsGate is solid golfing, so I am happy.”
The triumph was Augustus’s second this month, having also captured glory on the Moonlight Tour at Eagle Dunes Golf Club in Sorrento, Florida.
It was his third win of the year on the tour and seventh overall.