Wesley Bryan and his wife, Liz, attended the University of South Carolina together. By winning the RBC Heritage Classic at Hilton Head Island on Easter Sunday, it can be argued that he kept the sports spotlight trained on the state, following Clemson in College Football and his Alma Mater in Mens’ and Womens’ Hoops.
LIZ AND WESLEY BRYAN.
In Sunday’s final round, Ollie Schniederjans held the early lead before his clubs, most notably his putter, betrayed him on the back nine. Luke Donald then held the lead briefly before Bryan completed his charge from three shots back on Saturday, ultimately shooting a 67 for the fourth round. His winning score of 13-under par 271 relegated third-round leader Jason Dufner to 11th and Schniederjans into a tie for third. Unfortunately, the shot of the day was rendered meaningless except to the shotmaker and those in the gallery lucky enough to witness it. Patrick Malnati scored a Hole-in-One on Easter Sunday, but he would ultimately finish in 44th position for the tournament.
On the other hand, with his wife and mother looking on from behind the ropes, the win qualifies Bryan for the 2018 Masters among other exemptions. While Bryan attended Augusta National last week as a spectator, he told CBS-TV commentator Jim Nantz “I will be between the ropes next year.”
Liz and his mom will undoubtedly be there as well, and all three will be hoping for the same result.