Sim makes it two in 2009
BY Bruce Young | Web.com Tour | 2009 BMW Charity Pro-Am | Round Four | 18 May 2009
Michael Sim parred the first extra hole of a playoff against Argentinean Fabian Gomez at the Nationwide Tour’s BMW Charity Pro Am to win his second event of the 2009 Nationwide Tour season and extend his already significant lead on that Tour’s money list.
Sim has also opened the door for a possible early graduation to the PGA Tour. One further victory on the 2009 Nationwide Tour schedule will provide the 24-year-old West Australian with immediate access to the PGA Tour via the Battlefield Promotion category.
After leading by three going into today’s final round, Sim was forced to hold off a strong challenge by the 30-year-old Gomez today, recovering from a shaky double bogey at his opening hole to secure the title despite missing the green at the first playoff hole. Sim was able to get up and down while Gomez struggled his way to a bogey.
The pair finished three shots clear of D.J Brigman and Blake Adams.
Sim is in the middle of an amazing run of form at present having finished runner up, third and fourth in addition to the two victories and all that in just seven starts. His last three starts have seen him win twice and finish runner up after a playoff.
With US$367,000, Sim now leads the Nationwide Tour money list by a massive US$211,000 over South African Garth Mulroy.
Other Australians to make the cut were Cameron Percy 25th, Scott Gardiner 35th, Stuart Deane 44th, David McKenzie 50th and Andrew Buckle 58th.