Fox Wins State Golf Open

Saturday, May 24, 2014 - by special report to

NASHVILLE -- Changing putters for the final round, former UT-Chattanooga golfer Steven Fox shot 66 on Friday and won the Suntrust Tennessee Open Championship at the Belle Meade Golf and Country Club.

Fox changed from a Rife to a SeeMore and finished at 4-under 209 for a one-stroke win over Brandon Rodgers.

The 2012 U.S. Amateur champion leaves next week to play on PGA Tour Canada.

Murfreesboro’s Jason Millard, the man Fox entered the day trying to catch, finished in a tie for third place at 211.

Rodger, a former University of Tennessee golfer, pushed Fox late in the day. Playing in the final group, Rodgers birdied three of his final five holes in his attempt to cover a four-stroke deficit.

Rodgers did capture the amateur championship with his second-place finish, an achievement Fox experienced back in 2009.

Loudon’s Garrett Willis, who won last year’s open at Gaylord Springs, finished four shots back at even par in his attempt at a repeat.

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