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Noh Seung-yul wins the Zurich Classic

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South Korean Noh Seung-yul has earned his first PGA Tour title by winning the Zurich Classic in New Orleans.

The 21-year old recovered from a nervous start to card a 71, one-under par, to finish the tournament on 19-under and two clear of nearest challengers Andrew Svoboda and Robert Streb.

Noh had become the first player to complete 54 holes at TPC Louisiana without a bogey after his first three days at the tournament.

He was looking to become the first player to record a bogey-free 72 holes since Charles Howell III at the Greenbrier Classic in 2010 but his dream was quickly extinguished after a bogey on the first hole on the final day.

But he made amends gaining shots on the eighth and 10th hole to leave him at one-under. Noh showed calmness beyond his tender years when he bogeyed both the 12th and 15th but responded with birdies instantly on both occasions on the 13th and 16th.

Noh was able to tee off on the 18th knowing he had a two-shot cushion and played a safe par sealing his maiden title on the PGA Tour.

It mean that he becomes only the fourth South Korean to triumph on the PGA Tour whilst securing his place in this year's US PGA Championship and the 2015 Masters.

American Jeff Overton finished in fourth place, three shots behind Noh and two shots clear of American trio Robert Garrigus, Erik Compton and Charley Hoffman. Garrigus finished the tournament in style after four birdies and an eagle on the back nine.

Englishman Justin Rose finished on 13-under, six shots off the pace, with Keegan Bradley. Bradley had trailed Noh by just two shots going into the final day but carded a disappointing 75 to end his challenge.

The former US PGA champion hit a triple-bogey on the sixth which all but ended his chances of victory. After putting his tee-shot in the water, Bradley was on the green in four but then three-putted to fall down the leaderboard.

Paul Casey shot a one-over par to finish the tournament on 12-under while Padraig Harrington finished a massive 18-shots behind the leader on one-under for the tournament at TPC Louisiana.


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