Lanto Griffin Wins on Fourth Playoff Hole at Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Championship
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2019-04-23
PRATTVILLE, Alabama — Trailing by a stroke on the 72nd hole of the tournament, Lanto Griffin stuck it to five feet before converting a tying birdie and reach a playoff with Robby Shelton at 15-under 273. After both players made pars on the first three holes of the playoff (18-18-9), Griffin stuck it to two feet for a tap-in birdie and his second career Web.com Tour title.
“You put so much work in and there’s so many days and weeks that things don’t click,” said Griffin. “You wonder if you’re going to get back into that situation to have a chance. Just being in contention, I texted my coach last night that I hit it terrible yesterday and my swing felt awful, but my putting came back…I made all of the putts I needed to.”
Griffin posted four front-nine birdies at The Senator Course and led by two at one point early, but seven pars and a bogey on the back nine led up to Griffin’s dramatic closing birdie to tie. His final-round 68 was his fourth round in the 60s all week, the only player to accomplish the feat at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Championship.