De Jongé earns a top-10 finish

ZIMBABWE’S Brendon de Jongé held on for a two over-par 73 in the final round of the Quicken Loans National to secure his second top-10 finish on the US PGA Tour this season at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland, US, on Sunday.

DANIEL NHAKANISO
SPORTS REPORTER

De Jongé, whose only top 10 finish this season came at the Wells Fargo Championship back in May, finished in a tie for position eight after carding rounds of 71, 68, 71 and 73 for a total of one under par-283.

The 33-year old golfer was tied alongside Australian Marc Leishman and American Billy Hurley III and the three each walked away with $188 500.

They finished three shots behind England’s Justin Rose, who claimed the Quicken Loans National title after a play-off win over American Shawn Stefani for his sixth PGA Tour title.

Despite yet again missing out on an opportunity to win a maiden PGA Tour title, de Jongé would be pleased with how he fared at Congressional Country Club — widely considered one of the toughest golf courses on the PGA Tour.

Starting the final round in fifth place, de Jongé made two double bogeys and a bogey, but crucially managed three birdies to ensure he was one of the few players to finish the tournament under-par.

Two of his birdies came in the final three holes.

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