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The windy conditions were difficult for everyone, even top-ranked Luke Donald.

“It certainly didn’t play anything like the practice days, so you really had to adapt,” said Donald, who had rounds of 74-76.

Wade played golf at Ohio State and was an all-Big Ten Conference selection in 2002. He gave himself four years to make in pro golf, but couldn’t advance past local tournaments and small tours.

He has worked as a club pro at the Bear’s Club in Florida and at Heritage Golf Links in Atlanta, a course then owned by former NBA great Julius Erving.