2016-17 Review/Golf: Logan Lanier wins USA South tournament title

Photo by Corey Hammett
Photo by Corey Hammett

Senior Logan Lanier won the USA South Tournament individual championship on April 15 at Highland Country Club.

Lanier fired a final round 3-under par 69 to win by three strokes over Huntingdon's Stephen Shepard with a 209 total. The senior from St. Augustine overcame a stretch of three bogeys in four holes on the back nine. He birdied 15 and 16 to push his lead to back to three shots over Shepard. Lanier led the tournament with 17 birdies.

"This is a dream come true, you couldn't finish it off a better way," Lanier said. "I got off to some shakey starts with a double bogey and two bogeys on the first hole. But I stuck to my game plan and really tried to stay patient. I knew there were some birdies out there so I knew I had to play my game and add them up at the end."