final round of three under par 69 sees Padraig finish in T25th place but yet again it could have been so much better! He got off to the hot start he needed with three birdies going out to turn in 32 shots and added two more to after 14 holes to shoot up the leaderboard. But for the second day running, a disaster hole struck with a triple bogey seven on the 16th derailing his progress. A visit to water off the tee did the damage and then took three to get down from the fringe. He did birdie the next but it could have been a low round. Steve Alker finished second in the event so will take the lead into the next three weeks in the playoffs, all double point events and the final event is a 72 hole tournament! All to play for!

poor day for Padraig on the golf course, as he struggled to make anything happen and ended up shooting a one over par round to lie in tied 34th position going into Sundays final round. His one under par total leaves him trailing the leader by seven shots. He opened up on the day with six straight pars before a double bogey on the par five 7th hole derailed his winning chances. A penalty shot and three putts did the damage but to his credit, he birdied the next to be out in one over par. He picked up shots on both par fives on the back side which is his trademark on this tour but also dropped two more shots to sign for a 73. A low round needed on Sunday as the playoffs beckon!

Padraig opens his account at the SAS Championship with a two under par round which leaves him five behind the leader and in a tie for 15th place. He got off to the perfect start with an opening birdie but failed to hole anything of note after that and was out in one under par. He dropped a shot at the short par three 11th hole before two closing birdies on the 15th and 17th holes kept him in the hunt going into the weekend! He is out Saturday at 10.56am local time with Alex Cejka and Kirk Triplett.

Padraig plays this week in the last counting event of the regular season on the PGA Seniors tour, the SAS Championship. It is being held at Prestonwood Golf and Country Club in North Carolina. The course plays to a par of 72 and 7,137 yards but low scores are possible with a 61 being recorded by Tom Kite back in 2003. The top 72 players will then contest the playoffs, (double points!) to determine the winner of this years  Charles Schwab Cup. 


Tee Times –  Friday at 11.55am (local time) with Lee Janzen and Miguel Angel Jimenez.

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