Connor Schmidt navigates swirling winds to claim his first WPGA championship
April 30, 2018
By Mike Dudurich
Mike is a freelance writer and host of The Golf Show on 93.7 The Fan Saturday mornings from 7-8 AM. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeDudurich.
BEDFORD – It wasn’t what might be considered a typical finish to a golf tournament, but then it wasn’t a typical day for a golf tournament, either.
On a crystal-clear day at the Bedford Springs Resort’s Old Course, a strong, swirling wind blew almost constantly. To add a bit more excitement to the proceeds, significant gusts appeared out of nowhere and played havoc with the players.
And then there was Jimmy Meyers, a Pittsburgh Central Catholic senior, who eagled the 525-yard, par 5 ninth and birdied the 124-yard, par 3 10th to finish his second round. After an opening-round 70, Meyers made four bogeys and a double-bogey in a second-round 75.