Shephard wins Taco Bell Natchez Classic

Former Huntingdon golfer Stephen Shephard won the Taco Bell Natchez Classic in his debut on the All Pro Tour. (Photo submitted)
Former Huntingdon golfer Stephen Shephard won the Taco Bell Natchez Classic in his debut on the All Pro Tour. (Photo submitted)

NATCHEZ, Miss. – Former Huntingdon golfer and three-time All-American Stephen Shephard won his first professional event on Saturday.

In his debut on the All Pro Tour, Shephard shot a 15-under-par 273 in four rounds and won the Taco Bell Natchez Classic in a playoff at Beau Pre Country Club.                                   

Shephard shot a 4-under 68 in the opening round of the tournament and a 2-under 70 in the second round. He climbed eight spots in the third round with a 6-under 66 to set up the final-round push and a 3-under 69.               

In the final round, Shephard put together five birdies on the front-nine and closed the round with two birdies to force a playoff.

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