World No. 51 Adam Hadwin turned in a 1-under-par 35-36=71 after the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational to finish off his second appearance (T36/2016) on 8-under 280, good for solo 6th, three back of champion Marc Leishman, who shot 69 out of the penultimate twosome.
The 29-year-old was vying for his second TOUR title in 79 career starts, second in as many weeks after breaking through at the Valspar (as 54-hole leader). With rounds of 70-70-69-71, he was the only player, other than Leishman, to break par in all four rounds at Bay Hill. The Canadian began the finale in a two-way T6 on 7-under, four adrift of 54-hole co-leaders Kevin Kisner and Charley Hoffman. He had just one blemish, a 1-putt double bogey-6 at 15, slightly outpacing it with three birdies at Nos. 6 and 10, and a tap-in from five inches at the par-3 17th after nearly rolling in the ace, hitting the flag stick and bouncing out. The Jupiter, Florida, resident pelted 12 (of 14) fairways and was No. 1 for the week at 85.71 percent (48/56). He carded one eagle and 15 birdies and was also No. 1 in bogeys with just five, but ate a couple doubles as well. Hadwin is 10-for-11 on the season with six top 25s and four top 10s, and is 4th in the FedExCup standings. Mar 19 - 8:08 PM