Vijay Singh Captures the Ally Challenge After Paul Goydos Five Putts 17

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    Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club, Grand Blanc, MI — August 27, 2023

    After a long day of golf on Saturday, the two lead groups went off the first tee at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club this morning. Vijay Singh(-10), Jeff Maggert(-10), and Stephen Ames(-10) at 11:05. Paul Goydos(-11), Darren Clarke(-11), and Harrison Frazar(-10) at 11:15.

    Paul Goydos / Lasco Press Photo

    Two golfers from the earlier groups were making a run at the top of the leaderboard. Tim Petrovic was six under through the first two rounds of the tournament. He made a bogey on the second hole today. Then he poured in seven birdies, including four in a row on the sixth through ninth holes, to bring him to 12 under par with four holes to play.

    Defending Champion Steve Stricker pushed his score to ten-under-par. But he was running out of holes, also with just four left to play.

    Singh and Maggert got to 13 under through 12 holes to separate themselves from the pack forming just behind them.

    Down the Stretch

    Paul Goydos had three birdies and two bogeys through 12 to lower his tournament total to 12 under. Three straight birdies on 13, 14, and 15 put him in the lead at 15 under par. He hit the green on 17 and lay 15 feet from the pin. Then disaster struck. Goydos five putted for a triple bogey, dropping him out of contention for the win.

    Harrison Frazar could only manage a score of two under in his final round and never made the move to jump up the leaderboard.

    Stephen Ames shot 37 on the front nine. Three birdies on the back got him a sniff of the lead. But birdie attempts on 18 and 18 both came up short.

    Petrovic could not find any magic over the final four holes. But still posted a fine round of 66.

    This quartet of golfers finished tied for third at 12 under par.

    Jeff Maggert made five birdies and was tied for the lead briefly. Two bogeys, the second on 15, dropped him out of the lead and out of a potential playoff with the eventual Champion.

    Jeff Maggert, that close to a birdie on 16, but it would not drop. / Lasco Press Photo

    Vijay Singh

    Vijay Singh won three times at Warwick Hills on the PGA tour when the course hosted the Buick Open. When he bogeyed 15, his second over-par score of the day, it looked as if he might let the opportunity to win the Ally Challenge at Warwick slip away again.

    Vijay Singh saves par after hitting out of the bunker on 17 / Lasco Press Photo

    However, his six birdies on the day, including three in a row on 12, 13, and 14, carried him to 14 under par. And when the 17th ate up Goydos, he needed only a par on 18 to seal the win.

    Singh lags it up to the hole on 18 and locks down the win / Lasco Press Photo

    Count it good. The 2023 Ally Challenge presented by McLaren Champion is Vijay Singh.

    Final Results of the Ally Challenge Presented By McLaren at Warwick Hills

    POS PLAYER OVERALL R1 R2 R3 TOT

    1

    Vijay Singh

    -14

    66

    68

    68

    202

    2

    Jeff Maggert

    -13

    66

    68

    69

    203

    T3

    Stephen Ames

    -12

    68

    66

    70

    204

    T3

    Harrison Frazar

    -12

    67

    67

    70

    204

    T3

    Paul Goydos

    -12

    67

    66

    71

    204

    T3

    Tim Petrovic

    -12

    69

    69

    66

    204

    7

    Darren Clarke

    -11

    67

    66

    72

    205

    T8

    Bernhard Langer

    -10

    69

    67

    70

    206

    T8

    Steve Stricker

    -10

    70

    68

    68

    206

    T8

    David Toms

    -10

    69

    69

    68

    206

    T11

    Brett Quigley

    -9

    70

    73

    64

    207

    T11

    Paul Stankowski

    -9

    66

    71

    70

    207

    T13

    Shane Bertsch

    -8

    69

    68

    71

    208

    T13

    Bob Estes

    -8

    71

    71

    66

    208

    T13

    Richard Green

    -8

    70

    67

    71

    208

    T16

    Jason Bohn

    -7

    70

    70

    69

    209

    T16

    Joe Durant

    -7

    67

    73

    69

    209

    T16

    Mark Hensby

    -7

    70

    71

    68

    209

    T16

    Lee Janzen

    -7

    71

    67

    71

    209

    T16

    Rod Pampling

    -7

    68

    75

    66

    209

    T21

    Alex Cejka

    -6

    69

    70

    71

    210

    T21

    John Huston

    -6

    71

    66

    73

    210

    T23

    Steven Alker

    -5

    68

    75

    68

    211

    T23

    David Branshaw

    -5

    71

    69

    71

    211

    T23

    Tom Gillis

    -5

    70

    71

    70

    211

    T23

    Retief Goosen

    -5

    71

    69

    71

    211

    T23

    Thongchai Jaidee

    -5

    73

    69

    69

    211

    T23

    Rob Labritz

    -5

    69

    71

    71

    211

    T23

    Justin Leonard

    -5

    73

    67

    71

    211

    T30

    Stuart Appleby

    -4

    69

    71

    72

    212

    T30

    Brian Gay

    -4

    70

    70

    72

    212

    T30

    Scott McCarron

    -4

    69

    73

    70

    212

    T30

    Mario Tiziani

    -4

    69

    70

    73

    212

    T30

    Mike Weir

    -4

    71

    71

    70

    212

    T30

    Y.E. Yang

    -4

    69

    72

    71

    212

    T36

    K.J. Choi

    -3

    70

    70

    73

    213

    T36

    David Duval

    -3

    71

    74

    68

    213

    T36

    Steve Flesch

    -3

    69

    72

    72

    213

    T36

    Jerry Kelly

    -3

    72

    69

    72

    213

    T36

    Billy Mayfair

    -3

    71

    70

    72

    213

    T36

    Kenny Perry

    -3

    74

    69

    70

    213

    T36

    Kirk Triplett

    -3

    73

    67

    73

    213

    T43

    Paul Broadhurst

    -2

    70

    71

    73

    214

    T43

    Tim O’Neal

    -2

    69

    71

    74

    214

    T43

    Dicky Pride

    -2

    71

    71

    72

    214

    T43

    Charlie Wi

    -2

    74

    69

    71

    214

    47

    Rocco Mediate

    -1

    70

    72

    73

    215

    T48

    Fran Quinn

    E

    74

    71

    71

    216

    T48

    Ken Tanigawa

    E

    72

    72

    72

    216

    T48

    Boo Weekley

    E

    71

    70

    75

    216

    T51

    Olin Browne

    1

    74

    72

    71

    217

    T51

    Chris DiMarco

    1

    77

    71

    69

    217

    T51

    Jim Furyk

    1

    71

    72

    74

    217

    T51

    Davis Love

    1

    77

    69

    71

    217

    T55

    Woody Austin

    2

    70

    71

    77

    218

    T55

    Ken Duke

    2

    71

    76

    71

    218

    T55

    David McKenzie

    2

    71

    72

    75

    218

    T55

    Esteban Toledo

    2

    71

    73

    74

    218

    T55

    Scott Verplank

    2

    75

    69

    74

    218

    T60

    Marco Dawson

    3

    75

    73

    71

    219

    T60

    Carlos Franco

    3

    70

    74

    75

    219

    T60

    Kent Jones

    3

    73

    76

    70

    219

    T60

    Duffy Waldorf

    3

    71

    78

    70

    219

    T64

    Glen Day

    4

    73

    70

    77

    220

    T64

    Tim Herron

    4

    74

    74

    72

    220

    T64

    Corey Pavin

    4

    73

    75

    72

    220

    T67

    Tim Ailes

    5

    73

    74

    74

    221

    T67

    Mark O’Meara

    5

    78

    72

    71

    221

    T69

    Scott Dunlap

    6

    75

    73

    74

    222

    T69

    Wes Short

    6

    77

    73

    72

    222

    T71

    Brian Cooper

    7

    77

    76

    70

    223

    T71

    Dan Forsman

    7

    74

    71

    78

    223

    T71

    Len Mattiace

    7

    72

    75

    76

    223

    T71

    Scott Parel

    7

    76

    72

    75

    223

    T71

    Tom Pernice

    7

    76

    75

    72

    223

    76

    Jeff Sluman

    9

    72

    75

    78

    225

    77

    John Daly

    10

    81

    74

    71

    226

    78

    Mike Stone

    14

    73

    81

    76

    230