Charlotte is in the national spotlight this week thanks to the PGA’s 2021 Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Country Club. The tournament will take place Thursday, May 6, through Sunday, May 9. Although it’s not a major championship, it should be an exciting one since it has a very formidable field of golfers. Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, Bryson DeChambeau, Tony Finau, and Webb Simpson will all be teeing off.
Hoping to join the above field of golf professionals was Providence Day junior Spencer Turtz. To accomplish this feat, Spencer would have to be one of the top four finishers who competed in the Wells Fargo Championship Event Qualifying rounds that were recently played at the Gaston Country Club. On April 27, the first qualifying round, he shot a 66 which advanced him to play in the final qualifier on Monday, May 3. The top four golfers of this round advance to the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow and play against all the pro's. Not to be undone, after shooting his round of 66 on Tuesday, Spencer later joined his Charger teammates at Cedarwood Country Club and helped the team beat Charlotte Latin for the first time in years.
Spencer ended Monday’s round shooting a +1 over par which placed him tied for 38th. On his way to that score, he eagled the par 5 seven hole. To put this extremely impressive accomplishment in proper perspective, it’s important to highlight a few stats. Spencer is still an amateur. He was one of only three golfers who finished in the top 38 who were not PGA professionals. Spencer’s +1 was only five strokes away from the fourth place top qualifier (-4) which means he was only five strokes away from playing against Rory, Justin, and the rest of golf’s elite. During his pre-qualifying rounds, he tied golf professional Brendon de Jonge who has over $11 million in career earnings. Way to go Spencer!
Needless to say, Providence Day is extremely proud of Spencer Turtz and all he has recently accomplished on the golf course. It certainly will be exciting to follow his progress as he continues to improve his game and pursue his golfing goals. Spencer has already received an offer from Appalachian State University and it’s very likely more will follow.
Wells Fargo Event Qualifier Results: https://bit.ly/2SpoFTE