Rookie Murray Holds On At Barbasol For First PGA Tour Title
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2017-07-24
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OPELIKA, Alabama (John Zenor/AP) — Rookie Grayson Murray won the Barbasol Championship for his first PGA Tour title, holing a 5-foot par putt on the final hole for a one-stroke victory.
Murray closed with a 3-under 68 to edge Chad Collins on Grand National's Lake Course. The 23-year-old former Wake Forest and Arizona State player set up the winning par with a nearly 50-foot putt from below the hole. He finished at 21-under 263.
Collins closed with a 68 after posting one of the tournament's two rounds of 60. A tap-in for par on No. 18 left him waiting to see if Murray would stumble.
Brian Gay had a 65 to tie for third at 19 under with third-round leader Scott Stallings (71) and Tag Ridings (69). Stallings shot 60.
Amateur Sam Burns of LSU tied for sixth at 18 under after a 66.