Albin Choi Wins Tour Event In Georgia

Albin Choi has a strong finish on the Web.com Tour (File Photo: John Mummert/USGA)
Albin Choi (File Photo: John Mummert/USGA)
Albin Choi (File Photo: John Mummert/USGA)

Having his tournament weather-shortened turned out to be a blessing for Albin Choi.

The 22 year-old member of the Golf Canada Young Pro squad grabbed a win on the highly competitive Swingthought.com Tour on Saturday after the event was shortened to 54 holes.

Choi, who grew up in Toronto, tallied rounds of 69, 70, and 71 for a 210 total and a one shot win over American Corey Nagy.

With the victory Choi earned $20,000 (USD) and a valuable exemption into a Web.com Tour event.

Choi scored 14 birdies during his three rounds.  His play was even more impressive when you consider final round scoring on the Davis Love III designed Kinderlou Forest course  averaged 75.31 in the final round.

Fellow Canadian Riley Wheeldon (B.C.) took advantage of that to shoot up 19 spots in the last round with a score of 71 to jump him into a share of 10th.

Christopher Ross of Dundas, Ontario tied for 25th while Torontonian Lucas Kim shared 54th place.