facebook
twitter
search
search

Smoltz misses cut at Ga. Nationwide event

April 30, 2011 at 8:38 PM

VALDOSTA, Ga., April 30 (UPI) -- Eight-time all-star baseball pitcher John Smoltz took a hit to his pro golfing hopes Saturday, missing the cut by 27 strokes at a Nationwide Tour event.

Smoltz, a likely future Hall of Famer hurler, wasn't able to transfer those skills to the links at the South Georgia Classic, carding a 15-over-par 87 in the tourney's second round.

His two-round total of 27-over 171 was well below the cut line of 144.

"Never in a million years did I think I would shoot those two rounds but it happened," Smoltz told MLB.com. "I'm going to learn from it and stick to recreational golf for right now until I get back to the point where I want to be."

Smoltz, who spent 20 of his 21 major league seasons with the Atlanta Braves, received a sponsor's exemption to compete in the tourney.

He is currently a sports analyst for the TNT and TBS television networks.

Related UPI Stories
Topics: John Smoltz
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Electronics certification company makes hoverboard burst into flames
Eli Manning explains pout after Denver Broncos' Super Bowl score
Duke's Grayson Allen trips Louisville player
Nicola Griffin to appear in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue at 56
Larry Sanders considering NBA comeback