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Shane Bertsch |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (45) / 3/30/1970
College: Texas A&M University

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Shane Bertsch fashioned a bogey-free, 1-under-par 35-35=70 in today's second round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
This was a little like throwing a no-hitter en route to a loss. Bertch hit 15 greens in regulation but converted only one birdie, that a try from 10'9" at the par-3 14th hole. What's more, he missed only one look from inside 14 feet, so he'll blame his irons for not getting into the 60s. The better news is that he's 7-under 135 at the break and signed his card with sole possession of the very early 36-hole clubhouse lead. It won't hold, but he's going to cash for the second straight week. Oct 23 - 2:57 PM

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Shane Bertsch enjoyed a 6-under-par 33-32=65 for his opening round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open before coming to rest one stroke back of the clubhouse tri-leaders.

Armed with a PGA TOUR card again at the age of 45, Bertsch is seeking the Fountain of Youth on the circuit where he's 83-for-175 with only five top 10s. You won't find a more qualified journeyman. And yet, he'll manufacture days like today. He went 3-for-3 in scrambling but three-putted the green at the par-3 eighth for bogey. However, he covered nicely with seven birdies, including a pair of hole-out from just off the greens at Nos. 4 (10 yards) and 14 (nine yards). His longest conventional conversions ran 15'1" and 29'1" at the par-4 third and 18th holes, respectively.
Oct 22 - 8:41 PM

Shane Bertsch readies for the 2015-16 season lid-lifter at this week's Open.

The Colorado resident gained status this year by finishing ninth on the Tour money list. Most of the damage was done at the Rust-Oleum Championship where he signed four straight scorecards of 68 or better to secure his third career victory. Bertsch arrives with a career 82-for-174 record on the PGA TOUR so its truly a coin flip on whether he'll play the weekend or not.
Oct 12 - 8:32 PM

Shane Bertsch hung up a 9-under-par 33-29=62 in today's second round of the Digital Ally Open on the Tour and posted 15-under 127, good for a share of the 36-hole lead with fellow Texas A&M product, Martin Piller.

Bertsch arrived in Kansas ranked seventh on the money list, so he knows that he's returning to the PGA TOUR for the first time since 2012. The 45-year-old hit 15 greens in regulation in each of his first two rounds at Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate. After a bogey-free, six-birdie 65 on Thursday, today's loop included 10 birdies, seven of which on his final eight holes. Only a bogey-4 at the eighth hole today stands out against 16 circles.
Aug 7 - 9:46 PM

Shane Bertsch spun a bogey-free 5-under-par 32-34=66 in the final round of the Rust-Oleum Championship to claim a one-stroke win over Lucas Lee.

The journeyman ended the week at 18-under 266 for the third Tour title of his career. Sunday's lap around Lakeview Country Club featured five birdies and 13 pars, as he split 12 of 14 fairways and landed 16 GIR. Ball-striking was the key to his week, as he was first in GIR and second in driving accuracy. With this victory, he moves to fifth on the Tour money list and is a virtual lock to earn his 2015-16 PGA TOUR card. He is a veteran of 295 Tour starts, including this week's performance, and 174 PGA TOUR events. Despite that experience, Bertsch has just five career PGA TOUR top 10s.
Jun 14 - 5:52 PM

Shane Bertsch makes his way back to Hawaii for the 2014 Sony Open.

The former member of the PGA TOUR was granted a sponsor invitation into this year's tournament on the heels of his T13 last season. This will be his 10th appearance, and he has amassed a 69.53 scoring average in 30 rounds on the par-70 layout. Needless to say, this could be his only TOUR start this season, so he needs to make the most of it.
Wed, Jan 8, 2014 08:09:00 PM

Shane Bertsch posted a 4-under-par 35-31=66 in the final round of the Sony Open.

He converted his sponsor exemption into the clubhouse at lead at 13-under 267. He was moving along at snail's pace for most of the round, but found an eagle from 32'6" on the par-5 18th after a birdie on the par-4 16th to end his round in style. With playing opportunities limited in 2013, he'll take any momentum he can muster.
Sun, Jan 13, 2013 09:04:00 PM

Shane Bertsch got the third round of the Sony Open off and running with a 5-under-par 32-33=65, improving to 9-under 201 for the tournament.

It's not a complete surprise that the non-member has a good week in the works, as he owns three top 25s in this event including a tie for 13th in 2006. Starting on the back nine, he circled six birdies, with his lone bogey the result of a missed 4'5" attempt at a sand save on the first hole. He immediately bounced back from that blemish with a hole out from a greenside bunker on the par-4 second hole. He wrapped up his round with a two-putt birdie on the par-5 ninth hole.
Sat, Jan 12, 2013 08:33:00 PM

Shane Bertsch was given one of the last four sponsor exemptions into this week's Sony Open in Hawaii.

The PGA TOUR's media department reported this. While he no longer has status on the PGA TOUR, Bertsch has supported this tournament over the year, compiling three top 25s among five paydays in eight appearances. The field for the tournament is now complete at 144.
Tue, Jan 8, 2013 05:43:00 PM

Shane Bertsch has been added to the published field of this week's McGladrey Classic.

Bertsch was the second alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon. He gained entry due to three withdrawals this morning. He missed the cut at last week's Open, his tenth in 15 starts this year. Bertsch tied for 48th in his only previous appearance at Sea Island Resort's Seaside Course a year ago.
Mon, Oct 15, 2012 10:41:00 AM

Shane Bertsch tied for fourth in the 2011 Open, and he’s back for another crack at CordeValle Golf Club this week.

Bertsch is playing without full status, and has made just five of 14 cuts. It goes without saying that he could use another big week at CordeValle in a big way if he hope to not only avoid Q School all together, but finish inside the top 150 of the money list to earn an exemption into the final stage. He currently sits 213th on the money list.
Wed, Oct 10, 2012 09:47:00 PM

Shane Bertsch has been added to the published field of this week's RBC Canadian Open.

Bertsch was the sixth alternate at the start of the week. He gained entry when four golfers withdrew this morning. He's coming off a T31 at the True South Classic, his best finish among four paydays in 11 starts this year. He's 213th in the FedExCup standings.
Tue, Jul 24, 2012 10:47:00 AM

Shane Bertsch has been added to the published field of this week's Greenbrier Classic.

Bertsch was the seventh alternate at the start of the week. He gained entry thanks to two withdrawals today. Garrett Willis was the sixth alternate until successfully navigating Monday's four-spotter, so Bertsch got the call today. He could use the karma given he's cashed in just three of eight starts on the PGA TOUR this year and hasn't finished better than T49 (St. Jude).
Tue, Jul 3, 2012 02:02:00 PM

Shane Bertsch was added to the published field of this week's Travelers Championship.

Bertsch was the eighth alternate at the start of the week. He gained entry when Scott Stallings withdrew this morning and Garrett Willis wasn't on site as first alternate. Bertsch started his round on the 10th tee at 7:56 a.m. ET. He's a mere 3-for-7 on conditional status this year with no top 45s.
Thu, Jun 21, 2012 11:10:00 AM

Shane Bertsch completed the 36-hole U.S. Open sectional qualifier at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Md. in 4-under-par 69-71=140, earning medalist honors and the one of seven berths into the major.

Bertsch circled just six birdies against only two bogeys to survive the test north of Washington, D.C. Michael Thompson was the runner-up at 2-under 74-68=142. Five golfers shared third place at 1-under 141, filling fill out the remaining exemptions: Nicholas Thompson (71-72); Darron Stiles (72-71); Paul Claxton (75-68); Jeff Curl (69-74); and Cole Howard (73-70). Notables that failed to advance from this site include: 145--Fred Funk; Adam Hadwin ... 146--Doug LaBelle II ... 148--Gary Christian; Aron Price ... 149--Sam Cyr ... 150--Kent Jones; Andrew McLardy ... WD--Cliff Kresge; Brent Delahoussaye; Drew Weaver.
Mon, Jun 4, 2012 08:48:00 PM