World No. 100 Jamie Lovemark rode two eagle-3s to a 5-under-par 33-32=65 in the final round of the Sony Open in Hawaii to finish off his fourth appearance on 18-under 262, up two spots into a two-way T4, nine adrift of champion Justin Thomas.
After beginning his Sony career with two missed cuts (2011, 2014), the So. Cal product has posted consecutive top 10s (T5/2016). He's also bagged two straight top-10 finishes on TOUR, entering the week off a T6 at The RSM Classic. The 28-year-old, who celebrates his birthday on Jan. 23rd, began the final frame in a three-way T6 on 13-under, nine back of Thomas. Playing out of the penultimate threesome, he squared bogey-5s on holes 1 and 16, but offset them with three birdie-3s and eagles on both of the par 5s, a 16-footer at the ninth, and a walk-off from 10 inches after stiffing his approach from 218 yards. For the week, the California native had two eagles and 18 birdies against four bogeys and posted rounds of 64-68-65-65. Jan 16 - 12:12 AM