The Edmond Sun

October 14, 2013

Younger Tway earns first paycheck on PGA Tour

Scott Wanish
The Edmond Sun

SAN MARTIN, Calif. — Former Edmond North golfer Kevin Tway made the cut on the PGA Tour for the first time last week and the former Oklahoma State golfer was right in the thick of things Friday after carding a 65 in the Open at the CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin, Calif.

The 65 put Tway into a tie for fifth place heading into Saturday’s round and he eventually took home $19,000 in 37th-place money when the tournament concluded Sunday.

“I’m always a nervous person,” Kevin said of playing for tournament money on the PGA Tour for the first time. “If I just keep a level head I usually do pretty good.

“I just try what we all try to do and play one shot at a time. You don’t want to let your mind wonder and worry about the leader board.”

In Tway’s banner round, he shot 6-under with six birdies and a dozen pars. He birdied five of the last six holes and at one point produced three consecutive birdies.

Tway’s father, Bob, also of Edmond, took home $17,045 on the Champion’s Tour Sunday at Cary, North Carolina’s Prestonwood Country Club.

Also from Edmond North, former Husky Robert Streb earned an $11,767 paycheck in the Open.