Former Gopher Bronson La’Cassie sizzled throughout the four-day PGA Tour of Australasia’s Qualifying School Tournament, held Dec. 18-21 in Frankston, Victoria, Australia, to win the event going away.
La’Cassie scorched the par-72 Peninsula Country Golf Club course with a four-round total of 21-under 267 to win the tournament by 10 strokes and secure his PGA Tour of Australasia card for the next year.
A native of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, La’Cassie sprinted to the lead after 36 holes with back-to-back rounds of 67 and never looked back. He carded this third straight 67 on day three to take a five-shot lead into the final 18 holes then closed out the tournament with a brilliant final-round 66 to finish the event at 21 strokes under par.
Sung Lee of South Korea and fellow Australian Andrew Dodt were the next closest finishers at 11-under 277.
The PGA Tour of Australasia is a sanctioning organization for tournament golf in Australasia. The PGA Tour of Australasia encompasses tournament golf in Australia, New Zealand and into Asia.
The first four-time All-American and four-time first team All-Big Ten selection in school history, La’Cassie lettered at the University of Minnesota from 2004-07. As a Gopher, La’Cassie posted a career stroke average of 72.48, which ranks No. 2 all time in school history.