Date: August 12, 2013
Author: Omnisport

Svoboda claims maiden win

American Andrew Svoboda has claimed the first Tour win of his career with a three-shot victory at the Price Cutter Charity Championship. Svoboda has missed 12 cuts on the PGA Tour this year and three more on the circuit but came up a winner on Sunday with a final round of eight under to overhaul compatriot Alex Prugh and triumph at Highland Springs Country Club. Prugh had led by two strokes heading into the fourth round in Springfield, Missouri, but the 28-year-old American could only manage a one-under 71 to slip to fifth overall at 17 under for the tournament. Svoboda produced a stunning bogey-free 64, including two straight birdies to begin the fourth round, to finish the Tour event at 22 under, three shots clear of Brazil&aposs Fernando Mechereffe, who shot a five-under 67. American Matt Davidson and Daniel Chopra of Sweden finished a stroke behind Mechereffe at 18 under in a tie for third. Davidson climbed 18 spots after a 64, while Chopra dropped from a share of second spot alongside Mechereffe and Svoboda with a four-under 66. Gavin Coles and James Nitties were the best-placed Australians in a share of 14th position at 13 under, while Aron Price (11 under overall) and Nick O&aposHern (10 under) were solid.