Chris Kirk wins 4th US PGA Tour title while Scott gains some momentum ahead of US Open

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AMERICA’S Chris Kirk has won his fourth US PGA Tour victory with a narrow win at the 2015 Crown Plaza Invitational in Texas.

The 30 year old holed a pressure seven foot par putt on the last for a final round 4-under 66 that got him to 12-under at the Colonial Country Club at Fort Worth to top a crowded leaderboard.

He beat a resurgent Brandt Snedeker (67), local Masters Champion Jordan Spieth (65) and Jason Bohn (63) by a single stroke. There were another five players just one shot further back.

“My first three wins on Tour have all been little tap-ins on the last hole,” Kirk said. “So to step up and make a putt that I knew was to win is something I’ll never forget.”

Australia’s best was Adam Scott who showed some encouraging signs in the lead up to the US Open in three weeks with two mid tournament  rounds of 66.

Scott opened the final round with two birdies but then didn’t get the putter fully co-operating again till a long range birdie on the last. He finished with an even par 70 to be tied for 24th at 6-under.

Marc Leishman (70) continues to be thereabouts, finishing at 5-under and T27.

Scott will take a break this week ahead of the Memorial  Tournament at Muirfield Village in Ohio next week while Jason Day will be back in action this week at the AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Four Seasons Resort in Irving, Texas.

Crown Plaza Invitational Leaderboard

Crown Plaza Invitational Leaderboard

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