‘Fiji full of mem­o­ries’

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

WIN­NING the Fiji In­ter­na­tional brought back happy mem­o­ries for Amer­i­can Brandt Snedeker as he cruised to an em­phatic nine-shot vic­tory at the Nata­dola Bay Golf Course yes­ter­day.

Re­turn­ing to the Pa­cific is­land na­tion where he hon­ey­mooned eight years ago, the US Ry­der Cup star carded a fourthround 68 to fin­ish 16 un­der par at 272 for his first Euro­pean Tour ti­tle.

New Zealan­der Michael Hendry had an even fi­nal round to fin­ish on 281 in sec­ond, a shot clear of coun­try­man Brad Shilton and Aus­tralians An­drew Evans, Matthew Giles and An­thony Hous­ton.

The win com­pleted an ad­mirable fort­night for the 35-year-old Snedeker after he bagged three points in an un­beaten per­for­mance to help the US beat Europe 17-11 to claim the Ry­der Cup last week.

“It’s been an un­be­liev­able run. To play the way I have has been re­ally fun,” said Snedeker, adding that with the Ry­der Cup and a Euro­pean tour win un­der his belt, the next tar­get is a ma­jor ti­tle.

Snedeker said mem­o­ries of his hon­ey­moon were a ma­jor rea­son in draw­ing him back to the is­lands.

“I re­alised how spe­cial and lovely this place is. I’m ex­cited to be back and I brought my kids along this time so they can see it,” he said. – AFP

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Malaysia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.