October 6, 2014
When he decided to turn professional at the age of 19 many questioned Michael Gligic's decision, but the Burlington, Ontario native had faith in himself.
On Sunday the 29 year-old became a first-time winner on the Web.com Tour, taking the Panama Championship by a single stroke.
Gligic, who now resides in Kitchener, Ontario, did so because of a remarkable final round. His 65 (-5) was the best of the day on a golf course, Club de Golf de Panama that was playing hard, fast, and plain difficult. Impressive stuff from the 12th year pro.
The round was enough to boost Gligic from a tie for 7th place to start the day and into the winner's circle.
Starting the week at 37th place in the Tour's point rankings Gligic posted scores of 70, 70, 67, and 65. Only one other player, 3rd place finisher Carl Yuan, managed to record four rounds of even par or better on the week.
To be fair it was a bit of surprise after rounds of 74, and 71 shortened his stay in Colombia the week prior. Until now he had just one top ten on the Web.com Tour to his credit. He did post a…
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