Son of former PGA Champ wins Players Am

By DaShawn Brown - email

BLUFFTON, S.C. (WTOC) - It almost looked like a sure thing.

Georgia Tech junior James White led the Players Amateur golf tournament for three consecutive rounds, seemingly poised to take home the title.  However, after a 3+ finish Saturday, White opened the door, cutting his lead down to one shot headed into the final round.

The one shot opening was all that was needed for Kevin Tway, the son of former PGA Tour Champion Bob Tway, to pull ahead.

Tway wowed the crowd with a near 90-degree eagle putt on the par-5 13th hole to take a 4-shot lead over White.  On 16, with both contenders in position to birdie, Tway answered yet again, while White settled for par.

Also in contention was the University of Arkansas' Ethan Tracy, who squandered any hopes of taking home the title after double-bogeying 13, to fall from -10 to -8.  Tracy would finish the tournament at -7.

On the final hole,Tech's White gave up an additional stroke with a bogey, while Tway sealed the deal by parring the hole, to finish at -14.

"I've been working on my game really hard for a while so it's nice for something to pay off," Tway said.

With the win, Tway earned a playing spot in the 2011 Verizon Heritage.

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