Summer Sports

Greenwich native David Pastore shoots a strong 5-under-par 283 over four rounds at Barbasol Championship in Kentucky

Consistent in each round, David Pastore shot a 5-under-par 283 at the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship, held at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Kentucky.

A Greenwich native, Pastore shot a 1-under-par 71 in today’s fourth and final round at Keene Trace Golf Club. Pastore, a 2010 Greenwich High School graduate, who was a member of the University of Virginia men’s golf team, finished the Barbasol Championship strong today, showcasing his impressive short game.

According to PGATour.com, Pastore hit 13 of 18 greens in regulation during his final round and did not miss a putt within 10 feet. Numerous players still have to finish their rounds today, as the leaders are teeing off between 2:30-2:50 p.m. Pastore is currently tied for 67th place in the tournament, which began with 132 players on Thursday.

His round today was highlighted by an eagle on the par-5, 15th hole. PGATour.com noted that he set himself up nicely for an eagle by hitting his approach shot to nine feet. Pastore posted a birdie on the par-3 187-yard second hole and sank a short putt for birdie on the par-5 567-yard 8th hole today.

He shot a 1-over 73 in Thursday’s opening round, then carded a 5-under 67 in Friday’s second round, before finishing with an even-par 72 in Saturday’s third round. On Friday, Pastore registered an eagle on the par-5 5th hole, then had birdies on holes 10, 11, 15 and 17 to finish at 5-under for the day.

Currently J.T. Poston is in first place at the Barbasol Championship at 19-under. He tees off today at 2:50 p.m. Luke List is in second place at 18-under, while Joseph Bramlett and James Hahn are tied for place with a score of 17-under.

Pastore, who excelled during his days as a member of the Greenwich High golf team, qualified for the Barbasol Championship by winning the LOCALiQ Tour Series Championship at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, Georgia in November. He carded a 14-under-par 274 over four rounds to win the title and earn a spot at the Barbasol Championship. During his career, Pastore has also played in PGA events such as the Travelers Championship, The Honda Classic and the Farmers Insurance Open.

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