De Jonge finishes 22nd in Texas

HARARE - Zimbabwe’s Brendon de Jonge finished tied for 22nd place at the AT&T Byron Nelson in Irving, Texas at the weekend.

De Jonge closed the tournament on eight-under 269 after rounds of 70, 66, 63, 70 to pocket a cheque of $62,302 for his troubles.

It was a good outing for the Zimbabwean, who had missed the cut at Wells Fargo two ago.

Steven Bowditch shot a five-under-par 64 in the final round to win the tournament earning nearly $1.3 million for his second PGA Tour victory

The 31-year-old Australian finished on 18 under, four ahead of the American trio of Charley Hoffman, Jimmy Walker and Scott Pinckney.

Bowditch had opened up with a round of 62 and led the tournament on all four days. 

“This is a very special place for myself and my wife. We took some wedding pictures here. Now I get to take some more pictures,” Bowditch told CBS TV after tapping in his winning putt only a few yards from where he tied the knot with Amanda.

Born and raised in Australia, where he had a stellar amateur career, Bowditch has called theDallas-Fort Worth area home since he moved to the US to pursue his golf career.

His progress was hampered by a bout of severe depression during his first stint on the PGA Tourin 2006 and he did not get back onto the main stage until 2011.

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