Ben Geyer Picks Up First Win as a Professional
March 14, 2014
On Thursday, Geyer, the NCGA Player of the Year in both 2012 and 2013, posted a final round 4-under 67 to win the inaugural eGolf Tour West’s Arrowood Open at Arrowood Golf Club in Oceanside by four strokes.
The win was Geyer’s first as a professional.
“It feels amazing. I won a couple of times in college, and all of the best players in those events were in this event,” said Geyer, who finished the 54-hole event at 17-under 196. “I have a lot of respect for some of the older guys as well. Everyone is solid out here. It feels great to win against a field this good.”
During his time on the NCGA circuit, Geyer routinely beat some solid fields as well. His NCGA resume includes the 2013 NCGA Amateur Championship and 2012-2013 NCGA Stroke Play Championship titles.
The former St. Mary’s standout made his big move at Arrowood by going 65-64 over the first two rounds of the 54-hole event to take a four-stroke lead. Five straight pars to finish off his final round sealed the deal.
“I just wanted to take it one shot at a time today,” Geyer told the tour. “I wanted to make as many birdies as I could, but also allow for some easy pars. I got off to a good, solid start, which was refreshing and allowed me to trust it more.”
The $8,500 winner’s check moved Geyer up to No .4 on the tour’s money list ($14,250) and marked a third-straight top-15 effort on the season. A week ago he finished a then-career best T-5 at the Championship at Morongo.
The eGolf Tour West is part of the North Carolina-based eGolf Tour. The eGolf Tour West, which runs from September through May, features 20 events spread out between California, Nevada and Arizona.