Uresti holds on, earns journey to PGA Championship

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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Omar Uresti constructed this type of limiteless lead that even a 4-over 76 on Wednesday did now not care for him from successful the Skilled Nationwide Championship and assemble as soon as all but once more out to the PGA Championship.

Uresti, a light PGA Tour participant, had a 7-shot lead going into the nice spherical on the PGA Golf Membership. He achieved at 11-beneath 276 for a 3-shot victory over Frank Bensel Jr.

The terminate 20 earned spots at Kiawah Island for the PGA Championship on Would possibly maybe additionally 20-23. That wasn’t decided till a surprising-loss of life playoff amongst 5 avid avid gamers for the nice 4 spots.

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The unusual man out turn into as soon as Cody Haughton, who neglected an 8-foot par putt on the primary further hole at No. 10. Haughton closed with a 76 that featured a pair of double bogeys.

Uresti, a existence member of the PGA of The US who lives in Austin, Texas, obtained the Skilled Nationwide Championship for the 2nd time within the earlier 4 makes an attempt. It turn into as soon as canceled closing one yr because of the pandemic.

Bensel began the nice spherical 10 photographs out of the lead and pulled inside 2 photographs with a birdie on the tenth hole. He made three bogeys and three birdies the consolation of the diagram for a 68. Uresti, who shot 40 on the entrance 9, steadied himself on the help 9.

Essentially the most easy spherical belonged to Stuart Smith, who recorded eight birdies in his spherical of 65 to journey into the terminate 20 and assemble a day out to the 2nd essential of the one yr.

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