Second-round co-leader and World No. 128 Graham DeLaet labored to a 1-over-par 37-36=73 in today's final round of the RBC Heritage dropping four spots into a three-way T6 on 10-under 274, three adrift of TOUR rookie and first-time winner Wesley Bryan, who shot 67.
The Canadian was vying for his first TOUR title in 160 career starts but settles for a 30th career top 10. This was his sixth Heritage and first top 10 with a previous-best T14 last year. After kicking off in 65-67, the 35-year-old co-led at the midpoint, his first career lead after 36 holes. He carded a 69 in R3 to begin in solo 2nd, one shy of leader Jason Dufner, three ahead of Bryan. The Boise State alum found 10 (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, losing 1.162 strokes tee-to-green and 0.649 on the greens. He birdied Nos. 2, 5, 7 and 9, each from between nine and 18 feet, but outbalanced them with bogey-5 at 3 (whiffed par-saver from 35 inches), bogey-5 at 6 and triple bogey-7 at eight (tee ball in the water). At the break, he was still just one behind the leaders, but came home in 1-over, silencing birdie-3 at 12 with bogeys at 10 and 14. DeLaet was No. 1 for the week in GIR (83.33 percent) but 71st (of 74) in SG: Around-the-Green (-3.089). Apr 16 - 7:54 PM