Uresti holds on, earns trip to PGA Championship

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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Omar Uresti built the kind of gargantuan lead that even a 4-over 76 on Wednesday didn’t protect him from a hit the Professional Nationwide Championship and fabricate one other day out to the PGA Championship.

Uresti, a dilapidated PGA Tour participant, had a 7-shot lead going into the closing round on the PGA Golf Membership. He accomplished at 11-below 276 for a 3-shot victory over Frank Bensel Jr.

The tip 20 earned spots at Kiawah Island for the PGA Championship on Might well also 20-23. That wasn’t determined except a surprising-death playoff amongst 5 players for the closing four spots.

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— PGA of The US (@PGA) April 28, 2021

The peculiar man out became Cody Haughton, who neglected an 8-foot par putt on the foremost extra gap 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, won the Professional Nationwide Championship for the second time within the past four makes an strive. It became canceled closing 300 and sixty five days due to the the pandemic.

Bensel began the closing round 10 shots out of the lead and pulled within 2 shots with a birdie on the 10th gap. He made three bogeys and three birdies the rest of the style for a 68. Uresti, who shot 40 on the entrance 9, steadied himself on the again 9.

The ideal round belonged to Stuart Smith, who recorded eight birdies in his round of 65 to switch into the head 20 and fabricate a day out to the second foremost of the 300 and sixty five days.

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