George McNeill twirled a bogey-free, 9-under-par 28-33=61 in his final round of The Greenbrier Classic to post 14-under-par 266, two strokes in arrears of champion Ángel Cabrera.
En route to what is his career low on the PGA TOUR, McNeill enjoyed one highlight that stood above the others. He recorded a hole-in-one with a 4-iron from 219 yards on the par-3 eighth hole. That ace came at the end of a run preceded by four consecutive birdies. Of his seven birdies on the day, the notable measured 24'11" at the par-4 sixth and 10'1" at the par-4 10th. As one would imagine, McNeill's game was clicking on all cylinders. He split 11 (of 14) fairways, landed 16 GIR and gained over three strokes with the putter at the time of his posting. After his round, GolfChannel.com's Jason Sobel tweeted that McNeill's oldest sister died today and that the golfer was informed after his round. He is expected to withdraw from this week's John Deere Classic as a result, but Sobel reported on Golf Channel that McNeill will accept the exemption he earned into The Open Championship today. Jul. 6 - 3:53 pm et
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