Sept. 4, 2012
Elgin, S.C. - Former Ole Miss All-American Jonathan Randolph picked up his second win in three weeks on the Hooters/NGA Tour, after he carded an 8-under 64 in the final round of the Woodcreek Classic sponsored by Cigna on Sunday. Randolph posted a 25-under total of 263 over four rounds to best David Skinns and Chris Ewrin by one shot.
"I'm just trying to soak it all in," said Randolph, who earned $28,000 in the victory, to NGATour.com. "It's been a long year, and to get wins in the last few weeks is a lot to take in. But I'm just really happy that my game is starting to come together. This is a big win for me heading into Q-School."
Randolph, a 2010 All-Nicklaus team member, started the day four strokes behind leader Chris Erwin, but he wasted little time tracking down the leader, picking up three birdies and an eagle en route to a front-side 31.
Randolph made the turn tied for the lead with Erwin, who shot a 1-under 35 on the front, but the battle for the win wouldn’t be a two-man battle as David Skinns, a three-time 2012 winner, joined the fray. All three golfers were tied at 24-under par late in the final round.
“When you’re playing against guys as Skinns and Erwin, you’ve got to keep pressing,” said Randolph. “It was very tense coming down the stretch.”
The former Rebel birdied the 16th hole to take the outright lead and posted pars on the final two holes of regulation to best Erwin and Skinns by a single stroke. Randolph finished the event with just three bogeys.
“This win ranks right up there with the best moments of my career,” said Randolph. “To come out here and shoot 25 under, I don’t care where you’re playing, is great. But to win out here when all the best players are here is really big heading into the fall. I’m honored to put my name up there with those guys that have played here in the past.”