Na cruises to victory at Greenbrier for first win since 2011

Share
Na cruises to victory at Greenbrier for first win since 2011

Since this tournament debuted in 2010, there have been four first-time champions, but no third-round leader has won. I got it just over the ridge. Stegmaier finished his day tied for 30th at 6 under; Kevin Na is in 1st at 19 under; Kelly Kraft is in 2nd at 14 under; and Brandt Snedeker and Jason Kokrak are tied for 3rd at 13 under.

Varner III fell away with a 72 to finish tied for fifth.

"I never knew when the next one was going to come", said Na afterwards.

"I didn't want to leave the Korean fans out", said Na, who was born in South Korea before moving to California with his family as a child.

"Mentally I think I'm just excited to play golf", he told the Golf Channel. Hamilton managed to fight his way back to finish second after a Ferrari-Mercedes duel developed with Valtteri Bottas leading until Vettel hit the front again with five laps to go. Varner would birdie holes 11,12, 14, and 17. 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. "I was hoping it would - sooner than later", Na said. I mean, a lot of heartbreaks, but today everything was going well. Besides Stricker, with his three-year dominance, only two other golfers have ever won consecutive events in the tournament's history. The 2016 tournament was canceled after devastating floods.

Phil Mickelson, in his first tournament since his freakish US Open final day meltdown on the 13th green, was penalised two shots on Sunday for improving his line of play. Na has four top-10 finishes this year on the PGA Tour, including a second-place finish at the Genesis Open in February and a fourth-place finish at the Forth Worth Invitational in May.

Then he found two bunkers on the par-5 16th and made bogey, and found the greenside bunker and missed a five-foot par putt on the par-3 18th.

Na said the win this week did more than just get the proverbial monkey off his back - it provides the 34-year-old a great confidence boost.

"The greens got really kind of crusty and hard out there, different than the first couple days", Kraft said.

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. Watson owns a vacation home at The Greenbrier Sporting Club.

"Big confidence boost", Na said.

Anirban Lahiri of India and Webb Simpson trailed Kraft by a stroke entering the third round.

Watson rebounded to birdie the next two holes and matched the low round of the day, moving within three shots of the leaders. Simpson shot 76 to fall eight strokes back.

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

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

Americans in United Kingdom warned to 'keep a low profile' during Trump's visit
Coincidentally, Trump has chose to stay in London for only one night over his four-day visit, primarily avoiding the vibrant city. He said: "A lot of people in Dundee don't like what Donald Trump stands for".

Man harasses woman for wearing a Puerto Rico shirt, saying it’s ‘un-American’
Puerto Rico is a USA territory and Puerto Ricans are US citizens, dating back to the signing of the Jones-Shafroth Act in 1917. While citizens of the island cannot vote in United States presidential elections, those born there are still USA citizens.

Trump Suspends Obamacare Payments To Insurers
These moves are prompting some insurers to request premium hikes for 2019 in the double digits. "We have to be very cautious". Some health care experts, however, believe that risk adjustment has caused more damage than good and needs urgent fixing.

Why Trump's Iran Isolation Plan May Backfire
Mazrouei said Opec is willing to listen to major oil-producing countries, including the United States. Think your friends would be interested? Zanganeh said Iran's stance on this issue was clear.

Cardi B countersues former manager
TMZ reports that the counter-suit accuses Raphael of trying to dictate who she "should and should not see romantically". Cardi B , who filed a countersuit on Thursday, is looking to have management and recording agreements declared void.

Boyfriend of late Love Island star Sophie Gradon reportedly found dead
He said: "At around 12.20pm today we received a report that a 25-year-old man had been found deceased at a property in Blyth". Ms Gradon, who was named Miss Great Britain in 2009 and had been crowned Miss Newcastle the previous year, died on June 20.

Rodolfo Rodriguez: Full Story of 92-Year-Old Assaulted In Texas
His grandson Erik Mendoza explained that Rodriguez unintentionally bumped the woman's child when he tried to pass her. He is suffering from broken ribs , a broken cheekbone, and bruises all over his body, according to the Gofundme page.

Klopp plays down Karius mistake
We can't make a story after each mistake, let's carry on and make the best of the situation and learn from it. That you [the media] do what you do, we have to deal with it. "Everybody has a place [here]".

Kim breaks LPGA scoring record at Thornberry
Her second shot put her on the green but her birdie try was never close and she had to make a tough putt coming back to save par. The 25-year-old carded a seven-under-par 65 in the final round, after Thursday's 63, Friday's 65 and Saturday's 64.

Zsa Zsa, Reigning 'World's Ugliest Dog,' Has Died
She was waving at her", Ms Brainard told Today . "She knew she was special", Brainard told the Today show. She lived life as an underdog, spending five years in a puppy mill before being rescued.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.