Sunday, July 3, 2016

Chalmers holds off Woodland


— Greg Chalmers won the Barracuda Championship on Sunday at Montreux for his first PGA Tour title, eagling the final hole for a six-point victory in the modified Stableford scoring event.

The 42-year-old Australian left-hander broke through in his 386th start after entering the week as the active player with the most events without a victory.

A point ahead of former Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland and needing at least a par on the par-5 18th to wrap up the victory, Chalmers made an eight-foot eagle putt after hitting a 320-yard drive and 230-yard approach. Earlier, Woodland three-putted for a bogey on 18.

Chalmers earned a two-year tour exemption and a spot in the British Open in two weeks at Royal Troon. With only conditional status, he split time between the tour and the Tour this year.

Chalmers had a four-point round to finish with 43 in the scoring system that awards eight points for double eagle, five for eagle, two for birdie and deducts a point for bogey and three for double bogey or worse.

Woodland, the 2013 winner, also had a four-point round to finish second.


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