Noh captures Zurich Classic

US Tour

Noh Seung-yul led the Zurich Classic of New Orleans from wire to wire to secure his maiden PGA Tour title.

Battling nerves and windy conditions on the final day at TPC Louisiana, the 22-year-old became only the fourth South Korean to win on the PGA Tour when he claimed a two-shot victory.

He started the day two strokes ahead of Keegan Bradley and carded a one-under-par 71 to finish with a 19-under 269, which gave him his biggest pay cheque of his career of $1.224m.

Having played three flawless rounds, Noh found things a little more difficult on Sunday as he carded one bogey on the front nine and another two on the back to go with his four birdies.

“Dreams come true,” he told reporters.

He added: “When I start playing golf at age seven always my dream is playing PGA Tour, playing major championships, but my dreams come true today so I’m really really happy now.”

Andrew Svoboda (69) and Robert Streb (70) were tied for second with Jeff Overton another shot adrift. Robert Garrigus finished tied fifth and his 64, which was the round of the day, included an eagle on the par-four 13th, eight birdies and two bogeys.

US Open champion Justin Rose was the best of the European contingent as his five birdies and one bogey helped him to a 68, which was good enough for tied eighth along with Bradley who dropped down the leaderboard with a 75 that included a triple bogey.

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