Former Owl to play in Nationwide Tour event
NINETY SIX, S.C. -- Marshall native Nick Jacobi won a one-day qualifying tournament Monday to advance to a PGA Nationwide event in May.
The 1998 MHS graduate and three-time all-stater for the Owls shot a three-under-par 69 on the Patriot Golf Club at Grand Harbor course in Ninety Six, S.C., to finish first by two strokes in the BMW Charity Pro-Am CPGA Member Qualifying Tournament. The event was open to all Class A golf pros in the Carolinas, with 71 competing.
Jacobi played golf at Methodist University in Fayetteville, N.C., and earned a degree in Professional Golf Management. He has since worked at various courses in the Carolinas and is currently the PGA Head Golf Professional at Badin Inn Golf Resort and Club in Albemarle, N.C., near Charlotte.
Earlier this month, Jacobi became only the 20th PGA-certified instructor in North Carolina and is currently working to become the 10th Master golf instructor in the state.
Jacobi began his round in the qualifying meet with birdies on the first two holes, shooting 33 on the front nine, and closed with a birdie on No. 18.
As a top-three finisher, Jacobi punched a ticket to the Nationwide BMW Championship, which will be played May 19-22 on three courses in the Cliffs Community along the North and South Carolina Border, to be broadcast on the Golf Channel.