March 12 2013
Former PGA TOUR winner Tim Petrovic qualified for the Tampa Bay Championship presented by EverBank.
By Michael Curet, Special to PGATOUR.COM
Forty-six-year-old Tim Petrovic , a former PGA TOUR winner who tied for 50th at last week’s Puerto Rico Open presented by seepuertorico.com, followed up his weekend finish by winning the Monday qualifier at Fox Hollow Golf Club with a 5-under 67 for a spot in the PGA TOUR’s Tampa Bay Championship presented by EverBank.
David Bradshaw also shot 5 under to qualify while David Skinns and Andy Pope emerged from the group of three golfers who shot 4-under.
Bradshaw, a native of Harpers Ferry, W.V., who played collegiate golf at Shepherd University (W.V.), is looking to make his first PGA TOUR cut since turning pro in 2006. In 2011, he had starts at The Honda Classic and Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
The 31-year-old Englishman Skinns, who birdied No. 18 Monday to get into a playoff, came back just after sunrise Tuesday with Garrett Osborn after Monday's playoff was called due to darkness. Skinns promptly sank a 30-footer on the first hole Tuesday to deny Osborn his chance of earning a Monday qualifier spot for the second week in a row. Skinns played eight events on the Web.com Tour in 2012, making six cuts -- including three top 25 finishes. He was the NGA Tour "Player of the Year" in 2008.
Orlando resident Andy Pope drove a little over an hour westward on Interstate 4 Monday and showed why he’s comfortable on the Florida greens and makes his first PGA TOUR start Thursday. The 29-year-old former Xavier University golfer is a native of Glen Ellyn, Ill., and turned professional in 2006. Last year, Pope posted two Web.com Tour top 10 finishes – tying for sixth at the Mexico Open presented by Banamex and sharing seventh place at the Utah Championship presented by Utah Sports Commission.