North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

May 1, 2013

Local golfers Kyle Sapp, Zack Sucher have good April on pro tours

By Robert Carter
North Jefferson News

GARDENDALE — Two local pro golfers had good outings lately on their respective tours.

Kyle Sapp won at the Dothan stop on the Emerald Coast Tour, a mini-tour based mainly in the Florida Panhandle and south Ala­bama. Sapp shot a final-round 5-under-par 67 to win by two shots. He took home a check for $7,000.

Sapp also placed third last weekend in the tour stop at Tallahassee, Fla., to pocket $1,300.

Sapp’s old Emerald Coast Tour playing buddy, Zack Sucher, finished in a three-way tie for second place at the Web.com Tour stop in Valdosta. That tour is a level below the PGA Tour, with the top 25 in earnings each year getting a tour card (or an automatic promotion for three wins in a year).

Sucher, who married Courtney Masters Sucher of Gardendale and moved here from Mobile, went on a tear in the final round Sunday. He shot a 6-under-par 30 on the front nine that included an eagle.

It was Sucher’s first Web.com tour event since 2011. He won $48,533.