April 15, 2013
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Former University of Notre Dame men’s golfer Max Scodro (’12) embarked on a new journey in his professional career last week (April 7-12), as the two-time BIG EAST Player of the Year (2010,’12) earned his Canadian PGA TOUR card during the PGA TOUR Canada Q-School tournament at The Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon’s par-72 course in Beaumont, Calif.
Tying for 14th place with a four-round total of a four-under-par 284 (76-73-63-72), the Chicago native finished the qualifier with a nine-under-par 135 in the final two rounds, bettering his opening two-round effort by 14 strokes.
Highlighted by nine birdies and an average of 1.5 putts per hole, Scodro did not surrender a single bogey in the third round of play. His third round nine-under, 63 marked the lowest 18-hole score of his professional career.
Scodro was one of 20 players in the field of 312 invited to join PGA TOUR Canada. The achievement allows Scodro to play a full schedule on the 2013 tour, which gets under way June 3-9 at the Times Colonist Island Saving Open in Victoria, B.C.
It is the second PGA TOUR card Scodro has acquired this season, following his performance at the PGA TOUR Latinoamerica Q-School tournament in February at the Sun-n-Lake Golf Club in Sebring, Fla. Scodro tied for ninth at the qualifying tournament, firing a three-under-par 285 (69-76-71-69). The Irish alumnus finished with a total of 48 pars, 14 birdies and averaged 4.69 for par five scoring during the event.
Awaiting his start on the PGA TOUR Canada circuit, Scodro has played in a total of three tournaments thus far in his tenure with PGA TOUR Latinoamerica. Scodro tied for 20th at the TransAmerican Power Products CRV Open (286) and tied for 66th place at the 55 Abierto Mexicano de Golf Tournament (149) last month.
The former tri-captain left his mark at Notre Dame, finishing as a two-time BIG EAST Championship medalist (’11, ’12) and a four-time all-BIG EAST selection.
Scodro was additionally etched in the Irish record book with the best career stroke average in program history (73.25) and the top 54-hole tournament effort since 1963, carding a 208 (-5) at the 2012 NCAA Central Regional.
Scodro is scheduled to play against two-time major champion and 2013 Masters runner-up Angel Cabrera at the 82 Abierto OSDE del Centro in Cordoba, Argentina April 15-21 on Cabrera’s home course of Cordoba Golf Club.
Fans can follow Scodro’s professional golf journey at maxscodrogolf.blogspot.com.