Former Buckeye Armour finishes one shot shy of Nationwide Children's Championship
COLUMBUS -- Peter Uihlein, who has played the European Tour the past four years, accomplished his goal by carding a final-round 65 Sunday at The Ohio State University Golf Club’s Scarlet Course to beat local favorite Ryan Armour by a stroke.
The victory was worth $180,000 and places the 28-year-old from New Bedford, Massachusetts, on top of the Web.com Tour Finals money list with three events left.
Armour hit his worst drive of the week on the 18th and was left with a near-impossible second into the home hole. After leaving the approach 20 yards short, the former Ohio State Buckeye sailed his pitch 40 feet behind the hole and missed the par save to force a playoff.
Armour didn’t win the golf tournament, but he secured his return to the TOUR.
“Mission accomplished,” said Armour, about the runner-up performance. “The job was to get back to the TOUR, and that's what happened. I already have a start (at the Safeway Open). So, that is something that you can take as a positive, and old Scarlet here, she's tough, and I finally got a little piece of her. But the old girl is a really hard golf course.”