Chappell edges Koepka for breakthrough win at Valero

After 180 starts, Kevin Chappell finally has his name on a PGA Tour trophy. Here's how things ended up at the Valero Texas Open, where Chappell held off a hard-charging Brooks Koepka for his maiden victory:

Leaderboard: Kevin Chappell (-12), Brooks Koepka (-11), Kevin Tway (-9), Tony Finau (-9), Aaron Baddeley (-8)

What it means: After holding a share of the 54-hole lead on three prior occasions without getting the job done, Chappell carried a one-shot advantage into the final round and managed to close it out, albeit in dramatic fashion. The most notable of that group was Koepka, who posted the clubhouse lead after a closing 65, but Chappell's birdie on the final hole gave him the winning margin and led to an epic post-victory celebration.

Round of the day: Koepka started the day four shots off the pace, but he made a quick move up the standings with five birdies over his first eight holes. While he stumbled on No. 9 and missed a short birdie on No. 14, Koepka still found three more birdies on his inward half to give himself a shot at the victory and notch the lowest score of the day by two shots.

Source : The Golf Channel

posted at 24 Apr 2017 11:23:18

 



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