Kevin Tway gained his maiden PGA Tour victory, at the Safeway Open, in a play-off win against Ryan Moore and Brandt Snedeker at Silverado Resort and Spa in California.
Kevin and Maiden Trophy / getty
Kevin had a final round -1 under 71, Ryan carded a great last round -5 under par 67 while Brandt slumped in the final round to +2 over par 74. They were all tied at the top of the Safeway Open leaderboard at -14 under par for the tournament, and went into the play-off to decide the winner.
Brandt made five at the first extra hole, the par five 18th, and was eliminated while Kevin and Ryan progressed back to the tee, both with birdie. Kevin and Ryan birdied it again second time round. Kevin won with birdie at the third extra hole the par four 10th.
The win left Kevin lost for words;
“I’m kind of at a loss for words.”
“In the playoff I made three birdies, so that was pretty good.”
Ryan did not feel that he played that well today;
“I didn’t get off to the best start and my swing didn’t feel that great.”
“So I just had to grind a little bit and kind of find a little key for the day.”
Brandt could only blame himself after starting with a three shot advantage today;
“No one to blame but myself, I have to find a way to win today.”
Four players were then tied in fourth place at -13 under, Luke List, Troy Merritt, Sam Ryder, with Aaron Baddeley, Australia and Sungiae Im from South Korea.