Van Rooyen wins Barracuda for 1st PGA Tour title


TRUCKEE, Calif. — Erik van Rooyen gained the Barracuda Championship on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, ending with 50 factors within the modified Stableford scoring system.

Van Rooyen, the 31-year-old former College of Minnesota participant from South Africa, eagled the par-4 eighth and closed with a birdie on the par-4 18th for a five-point victory over Andrew Putnam at Tahoe Mountain Membership’s Outdated Greenwood Course.

Gamers obtain eight factors for an albatross, 5 for eagle, two for birdie and nil for par. Some extent is subtracted for a bogey, and three factors are taken away for a double bogey or worse.

Van Rooyen had a 16-point ultimate spherical, making the eagle, six birdies and a bogey.

Putnam scored 11 factors on the primary 4 holes with an eagle on the par-5 second and three birdies, then had two birdies and a bogey on the ultimate 14 holes. He gained the 2018 occasion for his lone PGA Tour title.

Scott Piercy was third with 44 factors after an 11-point day. Third-round chief Adam Schenk had a five-point spherical to complete with 43.

Van Rooyen jumped from 139th to 78th within the FedEx Cup standings, with the highest 125 after the Wyndham Championship subsequent week incomes spots within the playoff opener at Liberty Nationwide. He earned a spot within the PGA Championship subsequent 12 months however not the Masters as a result of the occasion is being performed reverse a World Golf Championship occasion, the FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis, Tennessee.

Putnam went from 104th to seventy fifth, Piercy 144th to 126th and Schenk 113 to ninety fifth.

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