Gibson Wins NGA Tour Event
Rhein Gibson (08) shot a combined 10-under in the final two rounds to win the Avoca Classic at Scotch Hall Preserve and notch his first NGA Tour victory. He finished with an 8-under 280 total.
With the win, Gibson earned $22,000 and took the lead in the “Race for the Utah Championship” exemption.
The leading money winner from the Avoca Classic and the Cutter Creek Classic in Snow Hill, N.C., will receive an event exemption into the Web.com Tour event.
“It’s great that we can win these exemptions that the NGA Tour has,” Gibson said. “I’m in the driver’s seat right now and hopefully I can get it. It’s a good opportunity to get to play at the next level.”
Gibson, a four-time All-American at OC, attracted global attention last year by shooting a world-record 55 during a round at River Oaks Golf Club in Edmond, Oklahoma.
View more stories from the Fall 2013 issue of Vision magazine.