Justin Thomas Wins CJ Cup PDF Print E-mail

 

Justin Thomas celebrates his triumph in South Korea at the CJ Cup.




JeJu Island, S. Korea (AP) - Justin Thomas won his 11th PGA Tour event

and his second in South Korea in three years with a final round 5-under

67 and a two stroke victory over South Korean born New Zealander Danny

Lee. Thomas and Lee made it mostly a two man show Sunday at the CJ

Cup at Nine Bridges. They entered the final round tied and stayed that

way through the front nine.

 

Thomas and Lee made it mostly a two-man show Sunday, they entered

the final round tied and stayed that way through the front nine. Thomas

birdied the 14th to take a one stroke lead, then went up by two when Lee

bogeyed the 15th after missing a 10 foot par putt and Thomas made a two

footer for par. After going from greenside bunker to bunker on the 16th, Lee

bogeyed again and fell three behind. But Thomas bogeyed the 17th after his

12 footer for par lipped out, reducing the deficit to two strokes.

 

Thomas and Lee both birdied the 18th, with Lee lipping out on his eagle putt

to finish with a 69. Thomas finished with a 72-hole total of 20-under 268 at

Nine Bridge, Lee was two strokes back at 18 under par.

 

"It was a very, very tough day," Thomas said. "Danny made it extremely difficult.

He really made a lot of putts, a lot of unbelievable up and downs to kind of keep

me from getting all of the momentum."

 

 

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