Kevin Streelman Wins Travelers Championship With Late Charge
|By Paul Doyle, The Hartford Courant|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
Streelman began the day at 9-under-par and fell to 7-under on the front nine. He was four shots behind leaders
Streelman, 35, ended his day at 15-under-par 265. Choi was even with Streelman through 17 holes, but he was unable to birdie the 18th hole. Garcia birdied the 17th to drop to 14-under, but he also failed to birdie the 18th.
Garcia and Choi finished at 14-under 266, one shot off the lead.
Streelman, who attended Duke, won the Tampa Bay Championship last year. His victory ends a run of four consecutive winners who posted their first
"That was unbelievable," Streelman said. "I think I one putted so greens in a row there, and it just was a lot of fun. I knew someone was going to have to go win that golf tournament. This layout, it's so much fun to come down the stretch and have 15, and 17 if you hit a good drive, you can make birdie there. But to just put it all together is what I work for, practiced hard for, and it's been a really fun week."
Moore, who has twice finished tied for second, was the leader at 13-under-par 197 heading into the final round, but he struggled through the front nine Sunday and faded from the leaders.
"I was pretty relaxed," Carballo said through a translator. "I made a great putt [on the 2nd for birdie] and that kind of got me going. I wasn't expecting a 63, but somedays you have the feeling and somedays you don't. ... I played in the afternoon [Saturday] and the wind started blowing and it was hard so I knew I could put up a great score in the morning and the afternoon might change."
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