BELLA VISTA, Arkansas — Former Billings West golfer Brandon McIver is used to winning golf tournaments, but on Saturday afternoon he did something he has never done before.
McIver shot a final-round 66 at the Cooper Communities NWA Charity Classic on the Adams Tour to win for the first time in his professional career.
McIver went into the final round one stroke off the pace at 7-under, but after an early bogey on No. 2, McIver played near-flawless golf the rest of the way as he went on for the three-stroke victory.
It was just his third career start on the Adams Tour.
With the victory, McIver also took home the $25,000 winner’s pot. McIver said after the tournament that the money is a nice bonus, but winning a tournament and having all of the hard work validated, is what really counts.
McIver will not have a lot of time to celebrate, though. The former Oregon Duck is off to Kansas for a tournament next week and then will travel to Oklahoma for another event.