By Canton Repository Staff
Former Central Catholic and Marshall standout will play in PGA event at Greenbrier
Former Central Catholic High School golf standout Logan Lagodich gets a chance to play against golf’s best this week.
Lagodich survived a four-man playoff in a qualifying tournament Monday to earn a spot in the PGA’s A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier in West Virginia. The event begins Thursday.
“You work for it your whole life and I finally got my first one,” Lagodich told the MetroNews on Monday. “Hopefully I can make something of it.”
Lagodich was a four-year golfer at Marshall University, wrapping up his college career two years ago. Both Monday’s course, the Glade Springs Cobb Course in Glade Springs, W.Va., and the one he will play later this week, Greenbrier’s Old White TPC, are familiar to Lagodich from his college days.
During Monday’s qualifying tournament, Lagodich shot 5-under 66 to finish in a four-way tie for second behind former University of Florida golfer T.J. Vogel.
Vogel shot 65 to qualify to a PGA event from a Monday qualifier tournament for the seventh time this season. That left Lagodich and three others (Wes Homan, Blake Taylor and Mark Silvers) in a playoff for the other three qualifying spots. Lagodich’s par on the first playoff hole got him through when Silvers bogeyed the hole.
Lagodich made seven birdies during his round to go with two bogeys. He opened Monday with a bogey but regrouped with back-to-back birdies on Nos. 4 and 5. When he added another birdie on No. 8, he made the turn at 2-under.
Now comes an even bigger challenge, playing in a PGA event as a qualifier. Last year at the Greenbrier, qualifier Daniel Obremski made the cut and ended up tied for 64th to earn $14,981.
“I’ve never been in this situation,” Lagodich said, “so l’ll think it through and try to get a game plan together.”