Thomas Curtis outlasted the field Sunday at the Fairmont Southampton Turtle Hill Golf Club to capture the Grey Goose World Par 3 Championship.
The 29-year-old put together rounds of 56-54 for a two-day total of 2-over-par 110 for the championship win and the $20,000 first place prize.
“Bermuda is such a fun place and really just a beautiful island with great people,” Curtis said about his Bermuda experience. “The golf course is so much fun and when you end up winning it makes the experience so much sweeter.”
American Jimmy Lytle finished alone in second, two shots behind Curtis. A trio of European Senior Tour winners —Anders Forsbrand, Barry Lane and Mark Mouland— finished T3, three-shots back.
Recently married, Curtis, along with his wife and their newborn baby daughter are honeymooning this week in Bermuda and says this win will make the trip all the sweeter.
“My wife has very kindly let me play golf on our honeymoon, so I definitely need to thank her, although we’ll probably have to go on a second honeymoon now,” he said. “But now I’ve got a couple days off to spend with the family here and really enjoy our time together and that makes it all the sweeter.”
PGA of Canada member Brian McCann —whose 4-under-par 50 on Sunday was the championship’s low round— Kenny Leech and James Hazen all finished T6.
In addition to the professionals in the championship, the 110-player field was rounded out by an impressive list of amateur golfers—from Bermuda, the United States, Canada and Europe—vying for titles in the men’s, women’s and senior amateur divisions.
Bermudian Mark Phillips won his second-straight men’s amateur division title, while Canadian Heather Fudge took the women’s amateur division crown. Craig Christensen of Bermuda won the senior men’s division.
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