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3 shots back, Bubba Watson climbs into Greenbrier contention

3 shots back, Bubba Watson climbs into Greenbrier contention 3 shots back, Bubba Watson climbs into Greenbrier contention
Kristopher Love | 11 July, 2018, 21:42

Na shot a 6-under 64 for a five-stroke victory at A Military Tribute at The Green-brier on Sunday.

Third-round co-leader Kelly Kraft carded an even-par 70, which included a birdie at the par-3 18th, to claim second place at 14 under.

DONEGAL, Ireland (AP) — Russell Knox of Scotland holed almost identical putts of 40 feet on the 18th hole, first to get into a playoff, and then to beat Ryan Fox and win the Irish Open for his first European Tour victory. The 34-year-old's only other PGA Tour win was in Las Vegas in October 2011.

The 19-year-old Niemann already has four top-10 finishes in eight events this season and has secured special temporary membership on tour. He had a huge smile on his face and was not embarrassed to release a sigh of relief.

"It feels wonderful. I see the record every time on TV - the most top fives, the most top 10s without a win", he told CBS. "I've been close so many times, failed so many times".

Kraft said he struggled judging the speed of his putts.

"It's nice to get that second trophy", Na said. "This is what I get so pumped up to do".

"The amount of close calls I've had, and disappointments I've had. walking off the 18th hole, and into the locker room, thinking about it on the drive back to the hotel". Snedeker had a 64 and Kokrak shot 67.

After a 303 yard drive on the 568-yard par-5 12th, Stegmaier chipped his third shot to 5 feet, which he rolled for one-putt birdie on the hole.

Austin Cook finished tied for fifth place, with all five players earning a qualification spot for the upcoming Open Championship at Carnoustie.

He's had three dozen top-10 finishes since that last win and showed signs earlier this year that reaching the top again was still well within reach. "I'm just happy I can be in the Tour de France, the biggest race in the world". "I'm pretty hungry. This is what you work for. So, I knew this was coming, it's just hard to see the forest through the trees sometimes". He tied for second at the Genesis Open in January, two shots behind Bubba Watson.

"I mean, a lot of heartbreaks, but today everything was going well". I've never seen this course this hard.

With greens drying out in the afternoon, they shared an adventure on No. 15. Four players shot 65 on Thursday, and many more crowded the leaderboard after posting 66s to start the tournament. Tag Ridings (Arkansas Razorbacks) tied for 27th at 11 under, while Sebastian Cappelen (Razorbacks) tied for 41st at 8 under.

Anirban Lahiri of India, who shot a 61 in the second round, shot 71-76 on the weekend to end up tied for 39th at 5 under. Na played 528 rounds between his two wins.

For all the birdies, Kim set the LPGA Tour record with a par on the final hole to finish at 257. He finished off a bogey-free final round to post a 22-under 266, two shots clear of Kyle Jones (69) and Sebastian Munoz, who birdied his last two holes to salvage a 70.