Henley finishes tied for second at Tour event

Macon native Russell Henley wasn’t able to come away with his first Tour win of the year (and the second of his career) Sunday at the Midwest Classic, but he continued his recent strong play on the tour.

Henley was tied for the lead in the final round, but he settled for a tie for second, which is his best finish of the year. Henley won the tour’s Stadion Classic last year as an amateur.

On Sunday, he finished tied with Luke List at 15 under, two shots behind winner Shawn Stefani, who had a 7-under-par 64 in the final round.

Henley finished his tournament with a 3-under 68 after rounds of 68-66-67 the first three days. He had four birdies and one bogey -- his only bogey on the weekend -- in the final round and finished the tournament with 18 birdies and three bogeys.

Henley finished first in greens in regulation for the week, while he also tied for seventh in driving accuracy.

After struggling through the first part of his first season as a professional, Henley has played well recently. In his first 13 events this season, he missed the cut six times and withdrew from another event. His best finish was a tie for 23rd.

But in his past five events, Henley has three top-10 finishes and has 12 rounds in the 60s (after only 10 such rounds in the first 13 events). And he is 47 under in his past three tournaments.

Henley moved up to 31st on money list from 64. The top 25 finishers at the end of the season get PGA Tour cards for next year.