ZIMBABWE golfer Brendon De Jonge enjoyed another successful outing on the US PGA Tour after securing his second successive top-five finish on the prestigious tour at the weekend.
REPORT BY DANIEL NHAKANISOSPORTS REPORTER
The 32-year-old Harare-born golfer, who is based in Charlotte, North Carolina, US, followed up his second-place finish in Las Vegas last week with a fourth-place finish at The McGladrey Classic in Georgia on Sunday. De Jonge, who sits on number 95 on the official world golf rankings, was consistent throughout the weekend with impressive scores of 66, 69, 68 and 65 to finish 12-under-par 268 to take home a whopping $165 333,34.
The burly golfer was in a three-way tie for fourth alongside tournament host and US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III and his compatriot DJ Trahan, who were also on 12-under-par.
In what has been a promising season for De Jonge, Sunday’s fourth-place finish was his fourth top-10 finish of the season from 30 events.
He has also managed 10 top-25 finishes while failing to make the cut on only four occasions.
De Jonge’s performances have earned him $1 965 797 this season and he currently sits a respectable 41st on the Fedex Cup standings on 815 points. He, however, is still searching for a maiden PGA Tour victory.
Meanwhile, Tommy Gainey clinched his first PGA Tour victory by one shot in sensational fashion at the McGladrey Classic on Sunday, setting a course record with a storming 10-under-par 60 on the Seaside layout at Sea Island, Georgia, US.
A distant seven strokes off the pace going into the final round of the penultimate Fall Series event, American Gainey flirted with golf’s magical number of 59 as he posted a 16-under total of 264.
The 37-year-old, who had recorded just one top-10 in his previous 30 starts on the 2012 PGA Tour, piled up eight birdies and an eagle to finish a stroke in front of compatriot David Toms (63).