Johnson Wagner missed the cut by a stroke at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. The former Garrison resident was even par after two rounds at TPC Louisiana. He decided to part ways with caddie, Steve Hale, before the event. They had been together for five-plus years. Wagner is trying out Matt Hauser, who was on the bag for J.J. Henry, Brett Quigley and Ryan Moore.
“Maybe that relationship was a little stale,” Old Oaks head pro Bobby Heins said last week at the MGA’s media day. “He needed to hear a different voice.”
Wagner headed for home and will be visited in Charlotte this week by Heins for a tune up in advance of Quail Hollow.
“I’m confident in his game,” Heins said. “He’s confident in his game. He just needs that (breakthrough) moment.”
Wagner is playing on the last year of the exemption he picked up for winning the 2008 Shell Houston Open and has made seven cuts in 12 events. He is 169th on the money list.
Andrew Svoboda made his second check of the season on the Nationwide Tour, finishing in a tie for 24th place at the South Georgia Classic. The Larchmont resident finished at 2-under 288 at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club in Valdosta , Ga. and earned $5,035.71. Svoboda has missed five cuts and is 96th on the money list.
Nannette Hill finished tied for 58th at the Historic Brownsville Open. The Pelham native posted an 8-over 221 at Rancho Viejo Resort & Country Club and earned $623. She is 24th on the money list.