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Hadwin hangs on to edge Valspar Championship as Power and McDowell finish strong

McDowell finished on five-under par for the tournament, while Power finished on two-under.

Adam Hadwin.
Adam Hadwin.
Image: SIPA USA/PA Images

CANADIAN ADAM HADWIN secured his maiden PGA Tour title as he fended off stiff competition at the Valspar Championship in Florida.

Patrick Cantlay produced a stunning final-round charge, but left it too little too late.

The eventual winner began the final round with a four shot lead, while American Cantaly — playing just his second tournament since November 2014 — got to within one of the lead following an impressive run of five birdies in six holes from the ninth.

Hadwin held on to win by one stroke on 14 under.

“[It's] a huge sigh of relief,” Hadwin told Golf Channel following his victory.  ”I made it a lot closer than I was liking it to be.”

Meanwhile, Seamus Power and Graeme McDowell both finished strongly.

PGA: Valspar Championship - Third Round Seamus Power. Source: SIPA USA/PA Images

McDowell finished on five-under par for the tournament, following a final round of 67 which saw him card five birdies and a single bogie.


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The final leaderboard sees him finish in 14th position, joint with two Americans — Nick Watney and JT Poston — and German Alex Cejka.

Emirates Golf Graeme McDowell. Source: Kamran Jebreili

Waterford native Power hit a final round 70, to leave him on two-under par for the tournament. At one stage he was three-under, but back-to-bag bogies on the 12th and 13th holes meant that he dropped further off the pace.

Power ended his tournament campaign in 27th.

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