John Oda made the most of his first PGA Tour start as a professional, with an outstanding 8th place finish at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.
Despite receiving a sponsor’s invite on the eve of tournament week, Oda navigated El Cameleon’s narrow fairways, driving rain showers and gusty winds to lead the field in Driving Accuracy en route to rounds of 68-65-69-70 and a 12-under par total.
John’s second round 65, featured 8 birdies and 2 bogeys and matched the low second round of the week. This stellar round positioned him in the penultimate group for both his third and final rounds, playing directly in front of eventual tournament winner Patton Kizzire and runner-up Rickie Fowler.
Oda’s top-10 finish gained him entry into this week’s RSM Classic in Sea Island, Georgia where he will join fellow Hambric clients Beau Hossler and Martin Flores, competing in the final full-field PGA Tour event of the 2017 calendar year, before shifting his focus back to Final Stage of Web.com Tour Q-School.
Hossler, a 2017 graduate of the Web.com Tour, continued his solid PGA Tour rookie campaign with a tie for 34th place at Mayakoba, his 4th consecutive made cut to start his own Tour career, thus far highlighted by ties for 10th at the Sanderson Farms Championship and 7th at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.