Wiregrass native wins Emerald Coast Golf Tour Dothan Classic

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The Emerald Coast Golf Tour wrapped up its Dothan tournament Friday and a Wiregrass golfer came out on top.

Wiregrass native Calum Masters won the tournament shooting 197 over the 54 hole competition.

“I think this is my third or fourth year playing in this tournament and I’ve been close, at least in the top three or four every time,” Masters said. “The past few months I’ve been playing really well. I’ve been playing in a bunch of different tournaments that I’ve been close, top four, top three, just a few strokes off, just wasn’t quite clean enough. So it was nice to finally see something me come out on top rather than just a few off.”

Going into the third day he was four strokes behind Sam Love.

“Four strokes out here is pretty hard to get because it’s so short,” Masters said. “Like everyone’s going to shoot under par for the most part so you know if you’re going to catch someone you’ve got to go deep under par.”

This victory marks the Providence Christian alum’s second professional win.

Masters earned conditional membership for the 2021 PGA Tour Canada Mackenzie Tour at its qualifying tournament in March.

Emerald Coast Golf Tour Director Geno Celano says this tour is important experience for young pros.

“The competition really is what most pro golfers need,” Celano said. “They come out of college they need to keep playing as much tournament golf as they can. We’ve had a lot of great players who have come through here. It’s exciting to see the development of a lot of them.”

More than 25 PGA Tour winners,including former Masters champ Bubba Watson, have played on the Emerald Coast Golf Tour.

The next stop on the tour is at Arrowhead Country Club in Montgomery June 9-11.

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