Kevin Chappell hit three birdies in his last five holes on Saturday to close out a one-under par round of 71 and secure a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the Valero Texas Open. This golf course really gets all of your game.
On the front nine on Saturday, Chappell, who began the day tied for third, gave up ground by making three bogeys and a double-bogey and shooting a two-over 38.
Former Texas A&M golfer Ryan Palmer captured his best finish of the season at the Valero Texas Open Sunday, finishing in a tie for sixth after carding a seven-under par for the week.
In all, 26 players are within five strokes of the lead heading into the final round, for which weather conditions are expected to mitigate.
Huh came in at 71 and gained three strokes on his final two holes with an eagle out of the bunker on the par-4 17th and a six-foot birdie putt on the closing hole. His day was relatively uneventful until the 14th when he got his first birdie of the round. The 30-year-old made six birdies compared to only two bogeys in his final round.
John Huh, who was paired with Chappell for the final round, struggled with a five-over 77 to finish in a five-way tie for 22nd place at two under.
Valero Texas Open 2017: Kevin Chappell Takes Lead with 1-Under 71 in Round 3
Chappell, the 2008 national player of the year while at UCLA who tied for seventh with Rory McIlroy at the Masters last week, and he got his late charge going Saturday after leaving an eagle putt short at the par-5 14th.
With the win, Chappell gains 500 FedExCup points and takes the Texas Open's $1,116,000 prize, marking his largest payday of his PGA Tour career.
Wiesberger hit his drive in the playoff over the water off the tee and ended up in the bank while Fleetwood played safely onto the fairway and found the heart of the green with his second shot.
It gave Chappell a two-shot lead with nine holes to play.
Palmer now has back to back season-best tournament results after finishing tied for 11th at the RBC Heritage last week in SC. I just couldn't find a rhythm. "I'm knocking on the door to get my second win".
Wiesberger's 71 featured par saves on the 12th and 17th and almost hit the pin with his approach to the last hole but was forced to settle for a par and a trip back up the 18th.
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