WGEM Sports has learned that earlier today in Champaign, Quincy Notre Dame product Alex McCulla took home first place honors playing on “The Prep Tour” at Stone Creek
and the U of I Orange Course. Alex brought his “A Game” to the greens during Day 1 of action on Monday after carding 8 birdies and finishing with a score of 70.
Alex shot a 77 today during second round action. This past weekend at Westview Golf Course in Quincy, Alex won the City Championship by three strokes.
Masters Champ Tiger Woods was on hand during practice sessions that are underway at the Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland, site of the 148th Open Cchampionship!
Most golfers are simply taking time to familiarize themselves with the course before tournament action gets underway on Thursday.
The Open Championship will be Tiger’s first tourney since he played in the US Open at Pebble Beach.
Rory McIlroy is the home town hero in the spotlight for this major and he’s the favorite going in to first round action.
McIlroy, who was born in Northern Ireland, is in search of his 5th major title.
Brooks Koepka is also in the hunt for the Open Championship…He’s also trying to lock up his 5th major as well after winning four of the last ten played.