Power set to notch first PGA Tour top-10 in Canada
England’s Smith claims maiden European Tour win in Germany
US Tour: Seamus Power was set to notch a first ever PGA Tour top 10 finish at the Canadian Open, thanks to a closing round of 66 last night.
The Waterford man is battling to keep his card for next season and was projected to jump inside the top 125 on the FedEx Cup standings thanks to his strong finish.
With the first 125 players maintaining their playing privileges, Power will need to maintain this sort of form.
Two birdies on the front nine got him off to a good start before hitting a run of four birdies in a row from the 13th to the 17th before dropping a shot at the 17th. However, a closing birdie added up to a 66 and a total of -16, five shots behind leader Jonathan Vegas who had four holes to play.
European Tour: Jordan Smith claimed his first European Tour title after a playoff at the European Open near Hamburg yesterday.
Smith, from Bath, won at the second extra hole after finishing tied with defending champion Alex Levy on 13 under – but only after the Frenchman had missed a putt to win from inside three feet on the pair’s first trip back down the 18th.
The 24-year-old Smith, who held a two shot lead overnight, began his final round with a birdie but dropped shots on the sixth and eighth to leave the door ajar for Levy.
Smith regained the lead with a birdie from three feet at the 11th but left his bunker shot at the 13th short and missed a 20 footer for par.
Levy and Smith both birdied the 15th and it was the former who went ahead with another gain at the next, only for Smith to get up-and-down at the last to force a playoff with a round of 71.
Levy then missed a three-foot birdie effort as they replayed the 18th hole, but when Smith was presented with a similar opportunity on the next trip down the last he made no mistake.
Lone Irishman to make the cut, amateur Paul McBride, finished with a third consecutive round of 72 for a tied-47th finish at two under par.
Seamus Power: projected to jump inside the top 125 in the FedEx Cup