World No. 68 Jhonattan Vegas aced the 179-yard par-3 15th (video link below) en route to a season-low 6-under-par 32-32=64 in the final round of The Honda Classic to finish off his fifth appearance on 7-under 273, up 46 places on the live leaderboard to T4, and tying the low round of the week with three others. UPDATE: With play completed, Vegas finished in a season-best six-way T4, five shy of champion Rickie Fowler.
This was the 32-year-old's 18th lap at PGA Nat'l and eclipses a previous-best 66 (x2). He carded those in rounds 2 and 3 in 2014, sandwiched between 70 and 74 for T12, a lone top 25 before today. After making the cut on the number (67-73), the Venezuelan tacked on 69 to begin T50, 12 back of 54-hole leader Rickie Fowler and five off the overnight top 10. He striped 13 (of 14) fairways and pelted 15 greens in regulation, gaining 2.143 strokes off-the-tee, currently pacing the field in the latter with a cumulative 5.881. The Texas resident sandwiched a lone bogey-5 at 14 with birdie at 13 and the ace, adding four more circles. Vegas' 64 is a season best (in nine starts), nipping 65 (x2), and cashes for an eighth straight time. This is his third top-15 finish and second top 10, joining T10 at the OHL Classic. Feb 26 - 2:51 PM