Late developer Sheehan wins for the first time
BY Bruce Young | Web.com Tour | 2002 Ramey Price Cutter Charity Championship | Wrap | 29 Jul 2002
He’s been around for a while but it may be, that at age thirty two, Patrick Sheehan is a late developer. His first season on the Buy.Com Tour last year yielded little, in fact he had finished 93rd on the money list in twenty three events. He had however, played with success on the Golden Bear Tour in 1998 finishing as the Player of the Year there.
The win this week in Missouri, his first on the Buy.Com Tour, was all the more meritiorius in that Sheehan led from his first round 63 and despite a shaky time in the middle of the final round was able to keep it going and secured it with a biride on 17. His win was by two from Eric Meeks and Brian Wilson with Craig Spence again to the fore tied in fourth place with, amongst others, heart transplant recipient, Erik Compton.
Gavin Coles, another good finish, was eighth and now moves to eighth on the money list. It may be that the USPGA Tour, which would have seemed an impossible dream at the start of this year, is becoming more and more a reality for Coles.
Matthew Ecob was 34th, Ben Ferguson 52nd and Steve Alker, who has slipped to ninth on the money list, in 59th place.