Overnight leader Jhonattan Vegas bobbed and weaved to a 1-over-par 37-35=72 in the final round of the Barbasol Championship for a four-day total of 15-under 269, down three spots into a four-way T4, three shots out of a playoff involving Si Woo Kim and Aaron Baddeley.
The 31-year-old co-led after an opening 65, led by six following a career-low, course- and tournament-record 11-under 60 (406th career round), and still led by three after a 72 over the two-day third round that ended Sun. morning. For a second straight lap, he was shaky from the outset as the pace-setter, opening with back-to-back bogeys and sandwiching an eagle at the par-5 fifth (from 62'6") with bogey-4s at 6 and 8. The Venezuelan, playing this season on Past Champion status, mustered birdie-4s at 13 and 16, both from inside of 41 inches, before a walk-off bogey-5. He was chasing his second TOUR title (127th career start), having won the 2011 Bob Hope, which he co-led after 54 holes. Vegas' six-stroke lead after 36 holes was the largest on TOUR this season, dropping to 1-for-4 when the leader/co-leader at the midpoint, and drops to 1-for-2 from the 54-hole perch. Jul 17 - 5:51 PM