BREAKING: Will Dickson Wins Daytona Open
Rhode Island’s Will Dickson edged Jacob Solomon in a three-hole playoff to win the Daytona Open on Thursday afternoon down in Florida.
Dickson birdied the the third playoff hole (17th course hole) while Solomon made par, giving Dickson the win.
“I finally understood what it means when guys say ‘it’s just hard to win.’ That playoff was so fun. We both hit great shots, I just happened to make a couple of putts when I needed it most,” Dickson told GolfNewsRI after the win.
This is Dickson’s first win as a pro.
He will take home a first place prize of $10,000.
Being tied at 14-under par for the tournament, Dickson and Solomon went into a playoff.
On the first playoff hole (the 18th), both Dickson and Solomon made par.
That meant, they would play the 18th hole again.
This time, both Dickson and Solomon made birdie to send the playoff to a third hole (17th course hole).
Dickson tells GolfNewsRI that his birdie putt was about 15-feet.
On the par-4 17th hole, Dickson made a 20-foot birdie putt and Solomon’s birdie putt missed, giving Dickson the victory.
Dickson’s Final Round
Starting the day three shots off the lead, Dickson birdied the second hole to get to one-under on the way.
After three-straight pars, Dickson birdied the sixth hole, eighth hole, ninth hole and tenth hole to take the lead at 14-under par.
Dickson parred out the rest of the way to shoot 67.
Alabama’s Jacob Solomon tied Dickson with a birdie on the 14th hole to send the tournament into a playoff.