Swafford Holds Nerve To Win The Corales Puntacana

Swafford Holds Nerve To Win The Corales Puntacana

Second round leader Hudson Swafford will lead the pursuit of Long in Sunday's final round after a battling three-under-par 69.

But a few bogeys slowly started to let the rest of the field catch up late in the day.

Then with six to play Swafford's round began to crumble as a double-bogey at 13 and a bogey at 15 wiped out his advantage with Hughes and McCumber joining him at the top of the leaderboard.

Swafford, meanwhile, got his nose in front with a birdie at the par-three 17th, firing a ideal six-iron off the tee and draining the birdie putt. I thought the putt might go a little right, he said it might go a little left. Hughes had the highest finish in last year's FedEx Cup (No. 14) of anyone in the field.

"Obviously a couple on the back nine that just burned the edges, but I putted great on the front, putted great all week", Swafford told Golf Channel. He just said, "Man, just hit a solid putt".

That rose the 24-year-old into a tie for 8th at 12 under, marking the 13th straight start because June that Zalatoris has actually completed T-19 or much better on the Korn Ferry or PGATour Zalatoris likewise completed T-6 at the U.S. Open, and his non-member points take Punta Cana inched him more detailed to unique momentary Tour subscription.

Undeterred, Swafford went on to birdie two of his next three holes to reach the turn at two-under for the round and mixed five birdies with two bogeys the rest of the way.

On the next hole, he wasn't so fortunate.

Swafford shot a three-under par final round of 69 to finish the tournament 18-under par with Tyler McCumber one stroke behind in second place and Mackenzie Hughes in third who bogeyed his final hole to finish 16-under par. From left of the green, his chip was running hot when it banged into the pin and dropped for birdie.

Matt Jones is at 5-under par for the tournament after shooting 71. And when Swafford missed the 15th green from the fairway and failed to get up-and-down, he was tied.

The 6-iron to the 17th, where so many other players had come up short, changed everything. "Done it 100,000 times". "I hit a great one". "I wasn't thinking about a whole lot of things".

Will Zalatoris, coming off a tie for sixth in the US Open, tied for eighth.

Anirban Lahiri of India also had a 64 and was in a large group at 11-under 205 that included Justin Suh, the former Southern Cal star who needs a top 10 to get into the next PGA Tour event.

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