Date: March 25, 2013
Author: Omnisport

O’Hern finishes strongly

Australia&aposs Nick O&aposHern finished with a flurry on Monday morning to claim a share of fourth at the Louisiana Open, four shots behind American winner Edward Loar. Playing in only his second ever Web.Com Tour event, the Western Australian&aposs third and fourth rounds of 66 and 67 boosted him from 32nd at the halfway stage. Loar closed with a two-under 69 for a two-stroke victory over compatriot Morgan Hoffmann. Loar, who also won the tour&aposs 2012 Panama Claro Championship, finished at 17-under 267 on the Le Triomphe course and pocketed $99,000. Hoffmann also shot 69 and another American Brett Wetterich was third at 14 under after a 65. New South Welshman Nick Flanagan, tied for 28th, was the next best Australian while Mathew Goggin (equal 55th), Ashley Hall (tied for 58th) and Adam Crawford (equal 62nd) were other Aussies in the field.