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Seamus Power secures another top 10 finish after final round of 66 on PGA Tour

Another excellent round by the Waterford native.

Seamus Power during today's final round.
Seamus Power during today's final round.
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Updated Jul 11th 2021, 11:13 PM

A SUPERB BACK nine helped Seamus Power hit a final round of 66 at the John Deere Classic to secure another top 1o finish on the PGA Tour.

The Waterford native picked up four shots between the 11th and 15th to move up the leaderboard and he finished in a tie for 8th on -15.

That was four shots behind the winner Lucas Glover on -19, after his final round of 64. Former US Open champion Glover notched his first PGA Tour victory in more than a decade. He had eight birdies in his seven-under par effort at Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois, lifting a trophy for the first time since the 2011 Wells Fargo Championship.

Power entered the tournament at 140 in the FedEx Cup rankings but this performance will improve his position further as chases a coveted spot in the top 125.

It continues a blistering run of form on the PGA Tour by Power after his previous four starts had yielded two top 10 finishes and another two in the top 20. He was tied 8th in last week’s Rocket Mortgage Classic and in a tie for 9th in the AT&T Byron Nelson back in May.

Power began the day in a tie for 21st but started his final round brightly with birdies on the 2nd and 4th. He couldn’t add to that on the front nine though and dropped a shot on the par-four 9th to reach the turn on -11.

Then the 34-year-old’s best form occurred with birdies on the par-four 11th, par-three 12th, par-four 14th and par-four 15th. The last of those left them just a shot off the lead and potentially on the brink of something greater.

But he ended up recording three straight pars to finish, as birdie opportunities with putts from inside 15 feet could not be registered on any occasion.

The round added to his earlier efforts this week in the opening three rounds in Illinois of 68, 67 and 68.

Meanwhile Japan’s Nasa Hataoka claimed her fourth LPGA tour title on Sunday as rain washed out the final round of the Marathon Classic in Sylvania, Ohio.

It would have taken Hataoka’s rivals some doing to catch the 22-year-old, who took a commanding six-shot lead into the scheduled final round with a 54-hole total of 19-under 194.

Ireland’s Leona Maguire finished in a tie for 15th after rounds of 69, 68 and 67.

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