Playing this season on Past Champion status, sponsor invite and World No. 335 Camilo Villegas pieced together a 2-under-par 32-38=70 in today's final round of the Valero Texas Open to conclude on 6-under 282, up two places to T10, his second top 10 this season in 13 starts, joining a P2 at The RSM Classic.
This was the 35-year-old's fifth VTO and first time completing 72 holes. His previous best was T77/MDF in 2014 (71-73-80). After kicking off in progressively better laps of 73-70, he fired a 69 on Moving Day, the second-best round on a blustery Saturday. The Florida alum began the final frame on 4-under (T12), four back of 54-hole leader and eventual champ Kevin Chappell but just two adrift of the overnight top 10. He exchanged birdie-3 at one with bogey-6 at two, and then connected four straight circles on holes 3-6 to turn 4-under. The Colombian stalled out from there, squaring the 10th and doubling the par-4 11th before a final birdie at 15. He mustered six (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation, but if not already in on merit, his T10 will get him an exemption into the Wells Fargo in two weeks. Apr 23 - 8:15 PM