Gallman Wins Third Professional Tournament
Greenville, S.C. – Former USC Upstate golfers Josh Gallman and Baxter Culler swept the top two positions as Gallman claimed his third professional tournament victory in five events after winning the Furman University Golf Course event on the Carolina Mountain Tour Monday afternoon.
Gallman, a native of Gaffney who graduated in May as the top golfer in the history of the program, shot a 69 Monday to win the tournament and take home the champion's check with fellow Gaffney native and incoming freshman Adam Goins serving as his caddie. He won the tournament by two strokes. Culler, a 2009 graduate from Upstate and a Hartsville native, shot a 71 to finish second by a stroke. Another former Spartan standout, Michael Lawrence, carded a 74 to finish seventh.
The Carolina Mountain Tour is a PGA sanctioned tour offering one-day events that are played on Mondays in an effort to entice club professionals to enter the events. With the win, Gallman has moved into fourth place on the tour money list.
Gallman claimed his third professional tournament championship since turning pro in late-May. He won his professional debut at the River Falls event on the Carolina Mountain Tour. He also won the CMT event at Woodfin Ridge. He earned two top 10 finishes in two events on the Hooters Carolina Summer Series Tour, giving him three wins and five top 10 finishes in five professional events in his young career.
Gallman turned in quite a year as a senior in 2009-10. Already Upstate's most decorated player, he earned first team all-conference honors from the A-Sun after winning three individual tournament titles and finishing second in the league in stroke average. A standout in the classroom, he was an ESPN The Magazine Third Team Academic All-American and earned his second straight Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar honor. He holds every one of the program's career, single-season and single-round records, including seven tournament wins, 21 top five finishes, 33 top 10 efforts and a 72.7 career stroke average. He capped his career by being named the Male Student-Athlete of the Year at Upstate for the second time in four years.