Date: March 18, 2013
Author: Omnisport

Chalmers fourth in Tampa Bay

American Kevin Streelman has won his first PGA Tour title, taking out the Tampa Bay Championship in Florida on Sunday, while Greg Chalmers finished in a tie for fourth. Streelman, who was locked in a three-way tie for the lead with compatriot Justin Leonard and South African George Coetzee heading into the final round at the Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbour, came home with a four-under 67 to take the title on 10 under. With both Leonard (71) and Coetzee (74) falling off the pace on Sunday, American Boo Weekley was the big mover of the final round, carding a sizzling 63 to claim outright second on eight under. Weekley played three hours ahead of the frontrunners and was on top of the leaderboard until Streelman pulled ahead with a birdie at the 13th, with another on 17 seeing him win by two strokes. American Cameron Tringale was outright third on seven under, with English world number three Luke Donald locked in a three-way tie for fourth on six under, level with Chalmers and Leonard. Chalmers had five birdies in his final round, but two bogeys and a double bogey on the 10th ruined his chances of challenging for the title. Compatriot Adam Scott finished at even par following a 72 on Sunday, while Marc Leishman was a further stroke back. Spaniard Sergio Garcia headed a seven-way tie for seventh place, level with Americans Pat Perez, Harris English, Shawn Stefani, Jordan Spieth, Ben Kohles and Jim Furyk. But all eyes were on Streelman, who won his first PGA Tour title in his 153rd start. “That was really cool,” the 34-year-old said. “I just stayed really patient and had a peace about me today.”It&aposs such a tough golf course where you&aposve got to pick your battles.”