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Colorado Golf Hall of Famer Jobe chalks up 21st top-10 finish on PGA Tour Champions; Clark notches 2nd top 20 on PGA Tour


by Gary Baines - 1/20/2019


Colorado Golf Hall of Famer Brandt Jobe started off the PGA Tour Champions season in typical fashion this week -- which is to say, with another top-10 finish.

Jobe, who lived in Colorado from 1970 to '99 and won a Colorado Open, three CGA Match Plays and a CGA Amateur, tied for eighth on Saturday in the Mitsubishi Electric Championship on the Big Island in Hawaii.

Jobe (left) shot three consecutive rounds in the 60s -- 69-69-68 -- to post a 10-under-par 206 total, which left him seven strokes back of champion Tom Lehman, who posted back-to-back 65s to close the tourament. In Saturday's final round, Jobe made an eagle, five birdies and three bogeys.

Jobe, 53, has now recorded 21 top-10 finishes in 65 PGA Tour Champions events, which means he hits that standard nearly a third of the time. He's finished in the top 20 in the Schwab Cup standings each of his three full seasons on the circuit. Jobe's lone win to date on the senior circuit came in 2017 at the Principal Charity Classic in Iowa.

For all the scores from the Mitsubishi Electric Championship, CLICK HERE.


-- Second Top-20 of Clark's PGA Tour Career: Denver native Wyndham Clark recorded the second-best finish of his young PGA Tour career on Sunday by tying for 18th place in the Desert Classic in La Quinta, Calif.

Clark, who won the 2010 CGA Amateur and the 2017 Pac-12 individual title at Boulder Country Club, posted rounds of 65-67-72-68 for a 16-under-par 272 total this week, which left him 10 strokes behind winner Adam Long.

Clark would have finished much higher, but back-to-back double bogeys on his back nine in Saturday's third round proved costly.

Nevertheless, it was by far Clark's best showing of the 2018-19 wraparound season. In 15 PGA Tour starts for his career, his only better finish was a 17th place at the Sanderson Farms Championship in October 2017. 

For scores from the Desert Classic, CLICK HERE.

 


 




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