Former Tiger Golfer Collects First Professional Win
June 27, 2006
BOSSIER CITY, La. - Alan Weant, a former University of Memphis men's golf standout, fired a 7-under-par 65 on Sunday at the Stonebridge Summer Open in Bossier City, La. to wrap up his first professional win. Weant, who graduated from Memphis in 2004, carded a four round total of 17-under-par 281 to beat Chad Ginn, Jaxon Brigman, and Chris James by three strokes.
Weant joined the Tigers in fall 2001 after transferring from Auburn and went on to record one of the most stellar careers in Tiger golf history. Weant's career stroke average of 73.9 remains the second-best career average in school history. He also owns two of the 10 lowest season averages in Memphis history and was twice named to the All-Conference USA third team.
After graduating from Memphis, Weant began his professional career in 2005 on the Tight Lies Tour. In 15 career tournaments, the Germantown resident has made six cuts. Prior to his first place finish at Stonebridge, Weant's highest professional finish was a tie for 27th place at the Lake Charles Open the previous week.
Weant's first-place finish vaulted him to 22nd place on the Tight Lies Tour's 2006 Official Money List and 80th in the SkyGolf Player of the Year rankings. Weant is scheduled to continue his season this weekend when the Tight Lies Tour hits Gulfport, Miss. for the Sartin Vital Care Classic. The tournament begins Thursday, June 29 and wraps up on Sunday, July 2.