Tanner Owens Wins 2014 Future Masters in Sudden Death Playoff

By: Matt Harris Email
By: Matt Harris Email

(DOTHAN)-- The 2014 Future Masters at the Dothan Country Club came down to a sudden death playoff.

16 year-old Tanner Owens, of Milton, Tennessee, is your 2014 blue jacket winner.

Owens beat out Dozier, Alabama native Brooks Rabren. Rabren hit his tee shot out of bounds which allowed Owens to cruise to the win.

"I knew once he hit his shot out of bounds that it was pretty much a done deal," said Owens.

Tanner Owens blistered the course all the rounds, shooting a 66, 69 and 69 to claim the blue jacket.

"I've played in a bunch of playoffs before so I wasn't really nervous about the sudden death playoff," he said.

"I will definitely be back to defend my blue jacket next year and hopefully win another one," said Owens.

Three local golfers competed in today's third and final round of the Future Masters.

Providence Christian's Beau Scott won the award for lowest-score for a Dothan golfer.

Scott shot 225 over the course of three days. On his third and final day Scott shot a 5-over, 75, one better than his previous round score.

"I'm just looking forward to a little bit of a rest," said Scott.

"This is my seventh day in a row playing 18 holes and I'm a little tired. But it's been a great experience and a lot of fun," he said.

Scott's Providence Christian teammate Calum Masters, who made the cut for the first time in his Future Masters career, scored a hole-in-one on the Par 3 13th.

"It was awesome," said Masters.

"Its my first hole-in-one in a tournament so that was pretty cool," he said.

Masters was frustrated by his play this week but admitted he saw progress in his play.

Most golfers spend their whole lives playing and never hit a hole-in-one, Calum hit his second but would trade it in for a better score.

"I'd rather not have a hole-in-one and shoot a lower score than have the hole-in-one and play how I did," said Masters.

"But I'm happy I made the cut, I had fun out there and look to continue to grow," he said.

Northview rising-sophomore Chris Owens finished T104 in his first-ever Future Masters appearance.

"It was great just making the cut. This is such a great course but your driver will get you in to trouble," said Owens.

Owens shot 228 over the course of his three days and tied his second round score with an 8-over, 78.

"This gives me a lot of confidence moving forward. It showed me what parts of my game I can improve on and gives me confidence going into the rest of the summer," he said.

Nick Cortez, who was the outright leader to start the final round, finished third. He shot a final round 71. He finished 5-under par.

Alabama men's golf commit Alex Green, from Point Clear, Alabama, finished in fifth place.

And after shooting a 5-over in round one, 15 year-old Wilson Furr managed to finish in the top-10.

Furr, who finished tenth, blistered the course yesterday shooting 5-under par and shot a final round two-under, 68.

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