Berger achieves rare back-to-back St. Jude win
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 22, 2017,
Jun 22, 2017, 22:54
Now he'll take quite a bit of momentum into next week's U.S. Open. Schwartzel had a birdie on No. 2 (his 11th hole of the day), but he had his only bogey of the day on the par-3 eighth hole. He missed a 15-foot birdie putt on No. 18 that would have given him sole possession of the lead. I hit a lot of really good shots today and had a chance to shoot something really low. "Then the last couple days they just started to fall and that was the big difference".
At nine-under 271, the two finished one stroke back of the champion, Daniel Berger.
Cabrera Bello, who was the joint overnight leader with Stewart Cink, was one of five players to finish two shots behind Berger, along with Americans Billy Horschel, Braden Thornberry, Chez Reavie and Kevin Chappell. He almost made it, but a long putt on No. 17 stopped just short of the birdie he needed to pull even with Berger.
The leaderboard was a jumbled mess through much of the final round.
South Korean Kim Meen-whee has set a new career high on the PGA Tour with a runner-up finish. "But I do know that if I play well, it's a golf course I've played well on in the past. I stroked the ball well", said the 2011 Masters champion. "It just kind of happened". Unfortunately for the future Hall of Famer, a triple-bogey seven on the par-4 12th hole knocked him out of contention.
ATZENBRUGG, Austria - Chilean golfer Felipe Aguilar shot a 7-under 65 to build a two-stroke lead over a group of three on a sunny opening day of the Lyoness Open on Thursday. He missed the cut in first event also.
From nearly 89% greens in regulation in his opening 65, Jones could only manage 50% today, but his scrambling shone in firing a one-under-par 69 to sit six under and just three from the halfway St.Jude Classic lead.
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.
Sydneysider Jones, who began his round on the 10th, couldn't rediscover the first-round radar with his approach shots, but played some exquisite chips and clutch putts around several greens to maintain his challenge. She calmly made a 25-footer for the victory. Sharp connected and followed it up with three birdies over her next four holes. Perrine Delacour (62) of France and American Lindy Duncan (65) were one shot back. Scott McCarron was second at 13 under after shooting a final round 66. He shot 68 and was three back.
Marco Dawson and Stephen Ames finished at 207.