For the second straight tournament, Landon Lyons won an Advocates Pro Golf Tour event in a playoff.
This time, his three-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole allowed him to escape a battle with Joe Hooks in the APGA Tour Los Angeles at Montebello Golf Course on Sunday.
Two weeks ago at TPC Deere Run, Lyons also won on the first playoff hole. He now has three APGA titles.
Lyons and Hooks both shot 66s in the one-day, 18-hole event. Tommy Schaff of Ridgeland, South Carolina, Jarred Garcia of Jacksonville, Florida, and Mark Victorian of League City, Texas all shot 67s.
The APGA Tour stop in Los Angeles also marked the first time that 16-year-old Amari Avery competed against the men.
Avery is an African American teenager from Riverside, California. She shot a 75 to finish third among the eight amateurs. She’s off to Stanford this week for the AJGA Girls Invitational.
Next up is the APGA Tour Championship Presented by Lexus, Sept. 1-2 at Pacific Palms Resort in City of Industry, California. The APGA Tour Championship is the tour’s biggest event of the year with $50,000 in prize money at stake.
The season will then wrap up in October with the APGA Tour Salute to African American Golfers in Los Angeles.
The APGA Tour Presented by Lexus is a nonprofit organization with the mission of bringing greater diversity to the game of golf. Now in its 11th year, the tour consists of 10 events offering over $250,000 prize money.
By: Todd Kelly
Title: Landon Lyons wins another APGA Tour playoff; Amari Avery makes tour debut
Sourced From: golfweek.usatoday.com/2020/08/30/landon-lyons-wins-apga-tour-playoff-amari-avery-makes-tour-debut/
Published Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2020 02:44:57 +0000
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