Washington, Apr. 28: South Korean golfer Seung-Yul Noh bagged his first PGA Tour victory by defeating a clutch of American golfers despite their constant challenge at the Zurich Classic in New Orleans.
Noh carded his first bogeys on the TPC Louisiana course during the final rounded as he carded a one-under-par 71 for a total of 19-under 269, which left him two shots clear of Andrew Svoboda and Robert Streb and three shots clear of US Ryder cup player Jeff Overton.
Noh might have claimed his maiden victory to a fortunate pitch shot on the 13th when his efforts from 81 feet struck the flag full on and the ball fell to just three feet away before he made a crucial birdie, CNN reported.
However, the South Korean’s three-put bogey on the 15th, which made him slip slip to a single shot over Streb after the home player birdied the 16th.
Noh scored a birdie of his own on the 16th and a clutch putt to save par on the 17th ultimately kept him two shots clear over Streb to win his first PGA Tour title, the report added. (ANI)