Ryo Ishikawa backed up to an even-par 35-36=71 in the final round of the Quicken Loans National to conclude his second appearance at 11-under 273, good for a solo 10th-place finish.
Ishikawa began at 11-under (T8) on rounds of 63-68-71, three shots adrift of 54-hole, co-leaders Kevin Chappell and eventual champ Troy Merritt. After his second-consecutive loop of the RTJ Golf Club in even-par, he ended right where he started score-wise to begin the day, but dropped two spots on the leaderboard. The 23-year-old posted 13 birdies and an ace in his first two rounds, but managed just five birdies over the weekend, including two today. Although he hit 13 greens in regulation on Sunday, he converted on just the two, a 20-footer at the par-5 fifth, and a two-putt birdie at the par-5 14th. He squared bogey on 12 and 16, missing par at the latter from under five feet, contributing to his second straight day in negative numbers in strokes gained: putting. Ishikawa's top 10 is just his second of the season (T8, THE PLAYERS) on 25 starts. He missed the cut in 2013 in his only other QLN appearance.
Sun, Aug 2, 2015 09:16:00 PM