CJ Cup: Kokrak won his first PGA Tour title and Niemann finished sixth


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CJ Cup: Kokrak won his first PGA Tour title and Niemann finished sixth

Veteran American Golfer Jason kokrak This Sunday, he was proclaimed new champion of the CJ Cup Shadow Creek tournament of the PGA Tour by completing the fourth and last round with a signed 64-stroke card (-8) and added 268 (-20), two ahead of the runner-up, his compatriot Xander Schauffele (270, -18).

Kokrak, 35, who tied the tournament’s best with the score on the final day of competition, also managed to win his first PGA Tour tournament as a professional.

The new champion was perfect throughout the round with eight birdies, including four in a row from the fifth hole.

Kokrak took home a cash prize of $ 1,755,000 and 500 points for the 2021 FedEx Cup qualifier.

Schauffele, who had been the leader in the second round, in the end could not fulfill his condition of favorite before the inspiration of Kokrak and had to settle for second place after delivering a signed card of 66 strokes (-6).

The 26-year-old California golfer, who was perfect until the 13th hole with seven birdies, made the only bogey of the game on the 16th.

Schauffele took home a prize of $ 1,053,000 and 300 points for the FedEx Cup 2021 qualification.

His compatriot Russell Henley, who led the last round three strokes clear, and Englishman Tyrrell Hatton, the first provisional leader of the tournament, ended up sharing third place with 271 strokes (-17).

Henley, who had his worst record of the tournament with 70 strokes (-2), and Hatton, who delivered a signed card of 65 (-7), the same he had on the first day, received a cash prize of $ 565,500 and 163 points toward the FedEx Cup 2021 qualification.

The Chilean Joaquín Niemann was again brilliant with a perfect round of six birdies to deliver a signed card of 66 strokes (-6), his best record in the tournament, which allowed him to ascend eight places and occupy sixth place in the final ranking.

Niemann finished with 275 strokes (-13) and his great performance earned him a cash prize of $ 351,000 and 100 points for the 2021 FedEx Cup qualifier.

The 21-year-old Chilean was confident and consistent on both long tee shots and putts on the green as he hit the 18th hole to secure the final birdie.

Colombian Sebastián Muñoz also maintained his good level of play that he showed from the beginning of the tournament and finished the last round with a record of 69 strokes. (-3), which ensured him the recovery of two places in the final classification, where he ranked ninth with 277 hits (-11).

Muñoz, 27, presented a signed card of four birdies and a bogey that helped him win a prize money of $ 272,850 and 80 points for the FedEx Cup 2021 qualifier.

The Spanish Jon Rahm continued without developing his best game and finished the fourth round with a discreet record of 72 strokes (par), which cost him to go down to seventeenth place in the general classification by adding 281 (-7).

Rahm, 25, who shared the spot with three other golfers, split three birdies and three bogeys.

His compatriot Sergio García, saved his best game for the last round of the tournament by delivering a signed card of 69 strokes (-3) that allowed him to rise 13 places in the final ranking in which he ranked twentieth with the sum of 282 hits (-6).

The 40-year-old veteran Spanish golfer starred in a day full of contrasts in his game by starting it with a double bogey and then on hole 11 to get an eagle and at the end have another four birdies and a bogey.

While Mexicans Abraham Ancer and Carlos Ortiz continued without having their best performance and finished the tournament in positions 28 and 48, respectively, of the final classification.

Ancer delivered a signed card of 71 hits (-1) to add 283 (-5), while Ortiz had a record of 72 (par) and scored 287 hits (-1).


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