Horschel claims first US PGA Tour win

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AMERICA’S Billy Horschel sunk a 27 foot pressure putt to take the 2013 Zurich Classic of New Orleans and secure his maiden US PGA Tour victory.

The 26 year old had to maintaining his composure through two weather delays to shoot an 8-under 64 and finish on 20-under, beating  fellow countryman D.A. Points (65) by a stroke. Kyle Stanley (67) was third on 17-under.

Overnight leader Lucas Glover, looking for his first win in two years, shot a respectable 1-under 71 but it was only good enough to finish T4 on 15 under.

Horschel has been in great form recently, with three straight top tens and a tour leading 23 straight cuts.

He began the day two strokes behind Glover but a string of six straight birdies from 7 through to 12 thrust him into the lead.

The best placed Aussie golfer was Matt Jones (68) tied for 32nd on 9-under with Rod Pampling (72) T42 and Stuart Appleby (70) T47.

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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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