eGolf Professional Tour

The eGolf Professional Tour, formerly the Tarheel Tour, was a third-level men's professional golf tour based in Charlotte, North Carolina with about twenty tournaments conducted annually in the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia.

The Tarheel Tour was founded in 2002 by Paul Wortham and David Siegel. It was purchased by Five Oaks Capital in August 2008 and renamed the eGolf Professional Tour the following year.[1][2] In August 2015, the eGolf Tour was bought by Golf Interact and was integrated into the Swing Thought Tour.[3]

As a development tour, the eGolf Professional Tour was designed to be a stepping stone for players trying to ascend to higher level tours. Many players on the tour have gone on to play on the second tier Web.com Tour, and a few have reached the top level on the PGA Tour: Jason Kokrak, Peter Malnati, Will MacKenzie, Steve Marino, Jason Bohn, Tommy Gainey, Matt Bettencourt, David Mathis,[4] William McGirt, and Roberto Castro.

Money leadersEdit

Year Money leader Events played Earnings (US$)
2013 Frank Adams III 23 69,965
2012 Drew Weaver 23 121,737
2011 Corey Nagy 12 89,607
2010 Jason Kokrak 11 115,225
2009 Scott Brown 14 142,362
2008 David Robinson 16 106,645
2007 Matt Cannon 20 81,724
2006 Dustin Bray 19 63,168

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Spanberg, Erik (March 13, 2009). "Investors tee up golf growth with return of Tarheel Tour". American City Business Journals. Retrieved August 27, 2009.
  2. ^ "eGolf Tarheel Tour set to be renamed eGolf Professional Tour". worldgolf.com. April 6, 2009. Archived from the original on January 27, 2016. Retrieved August 27, 2009.
  3. ^ Blondin, Alan (August 6, 2015). "Grand Strand-based Swing Thought Tour acquires eGolf Tour". The State. Retrieved February 24, 2020.
  4. ^ "Two different paths to PGA Tour". The News & Observer. August 27, 2009. Retrieved August 27, 2009.[dead link]

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