Berger repeats at St. Jude Classic
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 13, 2017,
Jun 13, 2017, 3:02
The American had to wait as Rafael Cabrera of Spain was still out on the course, but the Spaniard could not close the gap and Berger hung on to pick up his second PGA Tour victory.
Cink, level overnight with Cabrera Bello and Crane on nine under, was out in front and setting his sights on a first PGA Tour title since 2009 until he ran into trouble on the back nine. "I just battled so hard today and played so good, I just can't be happier".
Berger seized the outright lead with his fourth birdie of the day at No. 15 and closed with three pars to clinch his victory. I'm staying in the same hotel room, exact same room number that I was last (year).
Unfortunately for the future Hall of Famer, a triple-bogey seven on the par-4 12th hole knocked him out of contention. "I didn't expect to be there at that moment", Mickelson said. "I am going to keep my game sharp the next couple of days but it's not looking good", he said regarding his chances of playing in the US Open.
Thornberry shot a 65 and became the first amateur to finish in the top 10 at the St. Jude Classic since 1965.
Mickelson wound up with a 68 and finished alone in ninth place at 273. Thornberry, a sophomore at Mississippi who is from nearby Olive Branch, Mississippi, recently won the NCAA individual championship with for the school's first golf title.
LPGA: Ariya Jutanugarn won the Manulife Classic with birdie on the first playoff hole to beat Lexi Thompson and In Gee Chun in Cambridge, Ontario.
Three dropped shots in the first five holes had him on the backfoot early on, though birdies at eight and nine, plus a level-par back nine saw him card at one-over par round of 71.
Scott McCarron, who won in Iowa in 2016, was second at 13 under after shooting a final round 66. She three-putted from 35 feet on the 18th and missed a four-footer that could have given her the victory.