De Jonge fourth at McGladrey Classic

HARARE - Zimbabwe's PGA Tour contender Brendon de Jonge fired a five-under 65 on the final round to finish tied for fourth at the McGladrey Classic on Sunday.

De Jonge went into the final round at Sea Island in sixth place before signing off a final score card that read 66-69-68-65 (12-under 268) to walk away with a cheque of $165 333 for his fourth place finish.

The Zimbabwean finished tied on 12-under with tournament host and Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III and D.J. Trahan Jr.

It was the 32-year-old Zimbabwean’s fourth top 10 finish on the PGA Tour this year and it took his earnings for 2012 alone to $1 965 797.

Earlier this month, de Jonge finished second at the Las Vegas Open – his best finish on the PGA Tour since turning pro in 2003.

That result came largely due to an opening round 62 before going on to lose to American Ryan Moore by a single shot.

On Sunday at the McGladrey Classic, American Tommy Gainey rallied from seven shots behind to win the tournament ahead of David Toms and Jim Furyk.

Gainey narrowly missed golf's magic number as he happily settled for a course-record 60.

This is just the 31st round of 60 or lower in a PGA event and it was almost a record-tying 59.

Gainey made seven straight 3s on his way to a six-under 29 on the back nine, and then had to wait more than two hours to see if Furyk or anyone else could catch him. No one came particularly close.

Love III drove into the water on the 16th and made double bogey.

Furyk made a 12-foot par save on the 17th hole to stay one shot behind, but he pushed his approach well right on the 18th and made his first bogey in 56 holes.

Gainey, a 37-year-old from South Carolina with a homemade swing who is known as "Two Gloves" for wearing black gloves on each hand, joined a long list of unlikely winners this year.

He was seven shots behind going into the final round, and his 60 was nearly 9 1/2 shots better than the average score.

He wound up with a one-shot victory over David Toms, who closed with a 63. Toms also needed a birdie on the 18th hole to catch Gainey, but he pushed his drive well right into the bunker and had little chance of reaching the green.

Furyk wound up with a 69 to finish alone in third, a sour end to a season filled with bitter memories.

This one will not sting as much as his bogey on the 16th hole of Olympic Club that cost him a shot at the US Open, or the double bogey on the final hole at Firestone to lose the Bridgestone Invitational, or losing a 1-up lead against Sergio Garcia with two holes to play in the Ryder Cup.

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