Jamie Lovemark painted a bogey-free 4-under-par 35-33=68 in the three-day third (and final) round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans to match 36-hole leader Brian Stuard and Byeong-Hun An with 54-hole aggregates of 15-under 201, and lost to Stuard on the second hole of sudden death.
This was Lovemark's third Zurich with missed cuts in 2012 and 2014, and entered the week off a MC in his last go at the Heritage. Playing his 16th event of the season and his 80th career start (72nd as a pro), he began the third round T2 on 11-under, one back of Stuard. The 28-year-old hit 13 greens in regulation, circling birdies on Nos. 7, 10, 11 and 13, but the one missed chance he'll loath came on the 72nd hole, 3-putting the par-5 18th (from distance) for par. On the first playing of the 18th in sudden death, he and Stuard advanced with pars while An exited with bogey-6. On the second playing, Lovemark airmailed the green with his second from the fairway and took two pitches to get on, one-putting for par while Stuard won with birdie-4 from short range. It's his second career runner-up (2009 Frys.com) where he also lost in a playoff. May 2 - 12:40 PM