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Tidcombe fires four sub-par rounds to finish T34 at BMW Jamaica Classic

Four sub-par rounds, including his career low on tour, delivered a nice finish to the first half of the PGA Tour Latinoamerica season for Ally Tidcombe.
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Wolfville's Ally Tidcombe shot rounds of 71-70-67-71 to finish in a tie for 34th at the BMW Jamaica Classic. (ENRIQUE BERARDI / PGA Tour)

Ally Tidcomble shot 71 Sunday in the final round of the BMW Jamaica Classic to post four sub-par rounds and break a string of three straight missed cuts on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica.

The 24-year-old from Wolfville had rounds of 71-70-67-71 at Cinnamon Hills Golf Course to finish in a tie for 34th at 9 under.

"I'm really happy with my mental game coming off three missed cuts in a row and played some really nice golf all week," Tidcombe said in a text message Sunday.

"The scoring (on tour) is pretty crazy to be honest," he said "The cut was -2 and -16 is going to be top 10."

He's not kidding.

Jared Wolfe of Louisville, Ken., shots rounds of 64-64-67-72 to win at -21. It was his first victory on tour and came by a single shot over Mexicans Gerardo Ruiz and Jose de Jesus Rodriguez. 

Derek Gillespie of Oshawa, Ont., was the top Canadian, placing in a tie for ninth at -16.

winnerJared Wolfe watches his shot Sunday during the third round of the PGA TOUR Latinoamerica's BMW Jamaica Classic at Cinnamon Hill Golf Course in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Wolfe held on to win by one shot. (ENRIQUE BERARDI / PGA Tour)

Tidcombe had to play 30 holes on Sunday due to a series of weather delays that began on Thursday and ran through Saturday.

Finishing up his third round on Sunday morning in benign conditions of little wind and soft greens, Tidcombe shot his best round of the tourney and career low round on tour at 5-under 67.

"I hit 17 greens in regulation so I had plenty of looks at birdie and managed to knock a few real close," he said.

"This afternoon played more tricky with some wind. I just ran out of gas the last hour."

Tidcombe and the rest of the players on tour will have plenty of time to recharge with an eight-week break between the first and second halves of the PGA Tour Latinoamerica season.

"I have a few things I know I need to work on and know I can really improve on for the fall," he said. "I truly believe I can get in contention in the near future."

Tidcombe is headed back to his home base of Sea Island, Ga., for a few weeks before starting the long drive back home to Nova Scotia.

"I haven't been home much in the last couple years so going to enjoy seeing friends and family for a couple weeks," he said.

There's also a big fundraiser planned for him at his home club of Ken-Wo Golf Club in New Minas on July 22.

"I'm really looking forward to seeing people who have supported and followed me for many years."

The tour resumes in mid-August for the Abierto del Paraguay-Copa NEC in Asuncion, Paraguay.



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