2005: Nationwide/Champions - Fast start secures 1st for Collins

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Glen Allen, Va.

Chad Collins saw an opportunity to earn his first Nationwide Tour victory May 22, and didn’t waste time.

Collins, a third-round co-leader, birdied the first four holes in the final round of the Henrico County Open and never looked back. Collins shot 5-under 67 to finish at 21-under 267, two shots better than Tom Scherrer.

“Getting off to a fast start couldn’t have worked out any better,” said Collins, a Methodist College grad who won three NCAA Division III individual titles (1998, ’99, 2001). “Making birdies on the first four holes was a nice bonus and gave me a cushion going into the tough holes. I didn’t have any dreams that it would start like that, but you always hope that it does.”