The McGladrey Classic 2012: Final round 60 propels Tommy Gainey to victory

Hunter Martin

After beginning the day in 29th place, Tommy Gainey shot a 60 in the final round to win the 2012 McGladrey Classic.

At 6-under through three rounds, Tommy Gainey began Sunday's final round of the 2012 McGladrey Classic seven strokes behind the leader. A 10-under round of 60 on Sunday propelled Gainey up the leaderboard and to a shocking one-stroke victory.

Gainey started the round off well, shooting a 4-under 31 on the front nine, but at 10-under overall, he was still a few strokes out of contention. After a birdie at the 11th hole, Gainey caught fire. He birdied both the 13th and 14th holes before moving to 9-under on the day with an eagle at the 15th. He followed that up with another birdie at the 16th hole to move to 16-under overall.

He finished the round with two pars and his 16-under proved to be enough for the win. David Toms also made a strong charge up the leaderboard, finishing in second place at 15-under after shooting a 7-under 63 on Sunday. Jim Furyk began the day with the lead at 13-under, but was unable to get much going as he shot a 1-under 69 on Sunday to finish in third place.

Sunday's victory was the first PGA Tour win of Gainey's career.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.