Uresti holds on, earns trip to PGA Championship

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  • Associated Press

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Omar Uresti constructed this kind of limiteless lead that even a 4-over 76 on Wednesday did no longer take care of him from a hit the Expert National Championship and assemble once all yet again out to the PGA Championship.

Uresti, a faded PGA Tour participant, had a 7-shot lead going into the good spherical on the PGA Golf Membership. He accomplished at 11-beneath 276 for a 3-shot victory over Frank Bensel Jr.

The terminate 20 earned spots at Kiawah Island for the PGA Championship on Might perhaps also 20-23. That wasn’t determined until a surprising-loss of life playoff among five avid gamers for the good four spots.

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— PGA of The US (@PGA) April 28, 2021

The uncommon man out become once Cody Haughton, who uncared for an 8-foot par putt on the main extra gap at No. 10. Haughton closed with a 76 that featured a pair of double bogeys.

Uresti, a existence member of the PGA of The US who lives in Austin, Texas, received the Expert National Championship for the 2nd time in the previous four attempts. It become once canceled closing one year thanks to the pandemic.

Bensel started the good spherical 10 photos out of the lead and pulled internal 2 photos with a birdie on the 10th gap. He made three bogeys and three birdies the comfort of the diagram for a 68. Uresti, who shot 40 on the front 9, steadied himself on the support 9.

The most straightforward spherical belonged to Stuart Smith, who recorded eight birdies in his spherical of 65 to trip into the terminate 20 and assemble a time out to the 2nd main of the one year.

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