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Andres Gonzales tossed up a 3-under-par 34-34=68 in today's final round of the Quicken Loans National to post 6-under 278, up 13 spots to T13 with play still in progress.

The 33-year-old came into the week with a lone top 25 in 21 starts and that was a T15 at the weather-shortened 54-hole Zurich Classic. He's in desperate need of FedExCup points, entering 184th in the standings, and is projected to claw to 174th. The UNLV alum began the final frame on 3-under (T26) after opening his second appearance in 69-72-69. He hit all 18 greens in regulation and is currently No. 1 in that stat at 84.72 percent (61/72), and is No. 2 in SG: Approach-to-the-Green with a cumulative 8.363. Unfortunately, he's 77th (of 78) in SG: Putting at -4.702.
Jun 26 - 5:27 PM

Sponsor invite and PGA TOUR rookie Rob Oppenheim shot a 3-under-par 33-35=68 in the final round of the Quicken Loans National to finish off his tournament debut on 7-under 277, up 10 places to T9 with play still in progress.

The 36-year-old showed his chops with a T37 at last week's U.S. Open in just his second major appearance and 17th career start. He backed that up with four rounds of par or better at Congressional (69-71-69-68) for just his second top 25 of the season in his 15th start (T20, Arnold Palmer), and potentially his first top 10. For the week, the Rollins College alum totaled just 13 birdies, currently T41 in that stat, but he's T4 in bogeys with only six, one each in rounds 1, 3 and 4.
Jun 26 - 5:08 PM

Ollie Schniederjans crafted a bogey-free 34-33=67 in the final round of the Air Capital Classic to win his first Web.com Tour event in a playoff.

His 17-under 263 tally was matched by Collin Morikawa (a) and J.J. Spaun, but Schniederjans locked up a win with a birdie on the second playoff hole, which was the par-4 18th. Schniederjans has been eyed has a big prospect after completing a stellar amateur career at Georgia Tech. With this victory, he moves to third on the Web.com Tour money list and essentially secures his 2016-17 PGA TOUR card. He will have considerable value to gamers when the page turns to the new TOUR season.
Jun 26 - 5:07 PM

PGA TOUR rookie Smylie Kaufman crafted a 4-under-par 32-35=67 in the final round of the Quicken Loans National to wrap his tournament debut on 7-under 277, up 16 places on the live leaderboard to T10.

If the top 10 holds, it'll be his fourth of the season in 21 starts and first since T8 at Doral the first week of March. He began the final round on 3-under (T26) after opening in 67-73-70, a distant 12 shots back of 54-hole leader Billy Hurley III but just three shy of the overnight top 10. The 24-year-old mustered six (of 14) fairways but pelted 15 greens in regulation, posting -1.597 SG: Off-the-Tee but 3.159 SG: Approach-to-the-Green. He went out in blemish-free 4-under, circling Nos. 1, 3, 6 and 7, and sandwiched back-to-back bogeys on 14 and 15 with birdies at 13 and 16 the rest of the way.
Jun 26 - 4:47 PM

Francesco Molinari enjoyed a 6-under-par 33-32=65 in today's final round of the Quicken Loans National to conclude his tournament debut on 8-under 276, currently T7 on the leaderboard.

The Italian hung up the third 65 of the day, joining John Huh and Chris Kirk for low laps in the clubhouse. His version went for eight birdies against two bogeys and bumped him 28 places on the live leaderboard. The 33-year-old began the final frame on 2-under (T35) after opening in 69-73-69. He landed nine (of 14) fairways and peppered 14 greens in regulation, posting a sterling 1.500 putts per GIR. Molinari got his two blemishes out of the way early, squaring the second and fourth on failed scrambles, and highlighted his par breakers with four straight circles on Nos. 5-8, including his long of the day from 17 feet at the par-4 eighth. He entered the week with two top 10s in 13 starts and a season-best T7 at THE PLAYERS.
Jun 26 - 4:17 PM

Chris Kirk spun a 6-under-par 31-34=65 in the final round of the Quicken Loans National for a 72-hole total of 6-under 278, up 43 spots to T15 with play still in progress.

The 31-year-old matched John Huh for low round in the clubhouse after seven birdies against a lone bogey (failed scramble) on the par-3 10th. He's currently No. 1 for the week in total birdies with 21, but squared 11 bogeys and two doubles. Kirk entered the tourney with just two top 10s on the season thru 19 events but is on track for his ninth top 25. He began the final round on even-par (T58) after opening his fourth appearance in 72-70-71. The Georgian circled birdies on Nos. 1, 3, 6, 8, 9, 15 and 17 with three traveling greater than 10 feet, highlighted by a 23'4" birdie-3 at the third.
Jun 26 - 2:49 PM

Martin Laird authored a bogey-free 3-under-par 33-35=68 in today's final round of the Quicken Loans National to wrap his sixth appearance on 4-under 280, up 16 places to T30 with play still in progress.

The Colorado State alum had dropped outside the top 125 in the FedExCup standings after three straight missed cuts so he needed to reverse course. He didn't light it up this week but he's on track for his first top-40 finish since T11 at Riviera back in February. The 33-year-old hit 14 greens in regulation and converted two par breakers along the way. He eagled the par-5 sixth from 18'8" and birdied the par-4 eighth from 6'6", otherwise carding 16 pars, highlighted by a zero-putt version at the par-4 fifth, holing-out from 25'8" away.
Jun 26 - 2:21 PM

John Huh twirled a bogey-free 6-under-par 32-33=65 in the final round of the Quicken Loans National to post 5-under 279, up 50 places on the live leaderboard to T15 and good for the low round in the clubhouse.

The 26-year-old is a perfect 5-for-5 now at the QL National. His best thus far is T17 on debut in 2012 (Congressional) so he may better that depending on how the rest of the day goes. Thru three rounds it didn't look that way, beginning the final round on 1-over and tied for 65th after opening in 72-69-73. Huh circled seven birdies over his first 54 holes and nearly equaled that output with six in the finale on 11 greens in regulation for 1.455 putts per GIR. He birdied four straight on holes 5-8, added birdie-2 on the 10th, and capped with a 31'7" bomb for birdie on the par-4 15th. The Dallas resident tallied 4.604 in SG: Putting in R4 after posting negative numbers in each of the first three rounds.
Jun 26 - 1:24 PM

Two final round double bogeys did for the challenge of Kiradech Aphibarnrat at the BMW International Open at Gut Larchenhof.

The Thai player made a hat-trick of birdies from the fourth to briefly move 2 behind the leader Henrik Stenson, only for a 6 on the par-four ninth to derail his hopes. Three more birdies at 10, 13 and 15 were wiped out by a bogey at 12 and a 5 at the par-three 16th. Nonetheless he'll be pleased to have rediscovered his form, which had deserted him since mid-April (he had a best of T60 in his previous 5 starts). He will be concerned by his form around the greens however: he was 4-for-17 through the week for scrambling and 1-for-11 in the final 36 holes. His final round 1-under-par 35-36=71 left him on 10-under 276, T5 with Sergio Garcia.
Jun 26 - 1:20 PM

A wild back nine - which saw him post every number from 2 to 6 - allowed Sergio Garcia to card 3-under-par 33-36=69 at the BMW International Open, good enough for T5 on 10-under 278.

The Spaniard is rarely sighted at standard European Tour events, but when he does tee it up a decent result is usually on the cards and he duly racked up a fifth top 11 finish on the bounce in such tournaments. His front nine was a breeze, with 3 birdies and 6 pars, but the back nine, not for the first time in the week, was a much wilder ride. He made 2 bogeys, 3 pars, 2 birdies, 1 eagle and a double bogey - an unconventional way of carding a level-par score of 36. He ended the week 7 strokes behind the winner Henrik Stenson.
Jun 26 - 1:05 PM

Raphaël Jacquelin rubber-stamped his improved form with a level-par final round of 34-38=72 which saw him finish solo fourth at the BMW International Open at Gut Larchenhof on 11-under 277.

The Frenchman revealed this week that he was so concerned with his long game at Wentworth last month he approached David Leadbetter and has been receiving lessons from the esteemed coach ever since. The first fruits of that partnership were born at the Nordea Masters, where he finished T8, and this result backs up his hard work, even if he may regret failing to progress in the final 36 holes, pegging rounds of 72-72 to the 65-68 he opened with. For a while on the final afternoon he promised to contend, with red numbers at 1, 3 and 5 drawing him 1 behind the eventual winner Henrik Stenson. But although he added 1 more red number at 13, there were also 4 bogeys which ultimately did for his victory chances.
Jun 26 - 12:55 PM

Henrik Stenson overcame a mid-round stumble to complete victory in the BMW International Open, eventually triumphing by 3 shots after a final round 1-under-par 37-34=71 gave him a total for the week of 17-under-par 271 at Gut Larchenhof.

The Swede headed into the final round with a 1 shot advantage and birdied the 1st hole to maintain the pace, but having made just 1 bogey in his first 57 holes he then made 4 in his next 7. A birdie at No. 5 did repair some of the damage but he was suddenly thrust into a battle when the final afternoon had briefly looked ready to become a procession. No matter: Stenson stamped his authority with red at 13, 15 and 17 to move away from the field as the winning line approached. He ended the week 3 shots clear of Darren Fichardt and Thorbjorn Olesen as he completed a second BMW International Open victory - and tenth of his European Tour career. "I really feel like I played well in 2015, I just couldn't get a trophy," he said afterwards. "It was a bit hard at times but you've just got to keep on trying and put yourself in position."
Jun 26 - 12:45 PM

Thorbjørn Olesen failed to fire in the final round of the BMW International Open, but was still able to post a T2 finish with a 1-over-par 38-35=73 for 14-under 274.

The Dane ended the week alongside Darren Fichardt, three adrift of the winner Henrik Stenson - and yet it could have been a very different story but for struggles early in the round. Indeed, having started the last lap 1 behind Stenson he matched the leader with birdie at the very first hole, only to then fall back with a bogey at the third. The real problems came around the turn, when he notched 3 straight blue numbers from the 8th. Birdie 4s at 13 and 15 allowed him to complete a second top two finish of the season (the first was in the Qatar Masters) but by then the victory was out of his sights. He will rue hitting just 3 of 14 fairways in the final round and making just 11 greens in regulation.
Jun 26 - 12:36 PM

Darren Fichardt made a European Tour top five for the first time in over two years thanks to a final round 3-under-par 35-34=69 at the BMW International Open which left him T2 alongside Thorbjorn Olesen on 14-under 274, 3 shots behind winner Henrik Stenson.

Although a winner on the Sunshine Tour at the end of 2015, Fichardt had become markedly less assured on the European Tour of late and this result represents his first top five finish since the start of 2014. He entered the week ranked 152nd in the Race to Dubai but has transformed his season in one fell swoop and he’s done it at Gut Larchenhof; where 7 previous visits had reaped nothing better than T32. On the final day he was assured in circling four red numbers - and dropped his only shot when chasing a fifth on the 72nd hole, in the vain hope of setting a target that the long-time leader Henrik Stenson might stumble and fail to match.
Jun 26 - 12:30 PM

When the third round was finally completed on Sunday morning, after no action all Saturday afternoon, Henrik Stenson led Thorbjorn Olesen by 1 shot on 16-under-par 200 at the BMW International Open, with the field a further 4 shots adrift.

The Swede has made just one bogey all week at Gut Larchenhof, and in the third round he made 5 birdies to add to the 7 he made in round two and 5 on Thursday. His long game has been imperious as he has striped 36 of 42 fairways and missed just 5 greens in regulation through 54 holes; he's also saved par every time he has needed to scramble. His third round 5-under-par 34-33=67 leaves him one clear of his Danish rival, with Michael Lorenzo Vera, Darren Fichardt and Raphael Jacquelin on 11-under. The fourth round is being played immediately, with hopes to conclude it Sunday afternoon.
Jun 26 - 7:20 AM



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