Kuchar wins again

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

MARC Leish­man has surged to a tie for third place as US vet­eran Matt Kuchar ex­tended his US PGA Tour ca­reer resur­gence with a vic­tory at the Sony Open in Hon­olulu.

Kuchar, 40, claimed his sec­ond win of the sea­son when he over­came a shaky start to post a clos­ing four-un­der-par 66 and fin­ish at 22-un­der 258.

He briefly sur­ren­dered the lead to fel­low Amer­i­can An­drew Put­nam af­ter three bo­geys in his first five holes be­fore ral­ly­ing to end up four shots clear of Put­nam (68).

Aus­tralian world No.18 Leish­man started the fi­nal day seven shots be­hind leader Kuchar but posted a flaw­less six­un­der 64 on the Wa­ialae Coun­try Club course to be a shot fur­ther back.

He tied third with Amer­i­cans Hud­son Swaf­ford (64) and Chez Reavie (67) and Cana­dian Corey Con­ners (64).

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