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Needham’s Shuman makes PGA debut

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Former Needham High School golf star and two-time state champion Jake Shuman made his PGA Tour debut on Thursday at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina. 

Shuman, who played collegiately at Duke University from 2014-2018, placed second in Monday’s qualifier to earn a spot in the event. Recently, Shuman earned a victory at the 2020 Delaware Open, in which the Needham native shot nine-under par (63). Other notable accolades for Shuman include being named the 2013 Mass Golf Junior Player of the Year, as well as currently holding the single-round course record at Taconic Golf Club (64, seven-under par), which he set during the 2016 Mass Amateur Championship. 

Shuman, whose home course is Blue Hill Country Club in Canton, shot four-over par (74) during Thursday’s opening round in Greensboro. In Friday’s second round, Shuman rebounded by shooting even-par (70), but it was unfortunately not enough to make the cut (three-under). 

To learn more information about Jake Shuman, check out this feature done on him by Mass Golf.

For funny and insightful sports analysis as well as video highlights of games, follow Mike Flanagan on his personal Twitter and Instagram handles @flano0.

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