Matt Jones has recorded his best round on the PGA TOUR in close to six years to finish fourth at the Barbasol Championship in Kentucky and all but secure a place in the FedEx Cup Playoffs.
Tied for 14th prior to the final round, Jones burst out of the blocks with birdies at his two opening holes and kept the hammer down, an eagle and a run of three straight birdies adding up to a front-9 of 29, three birdies and a bogey on the back-9 adding up to a 9-under 63, the equal best score of the day and his lowest since shooting 62 in the Wyndham Championship in August 2013.
Riding the bubble of the top 125 on the moneylist for the second straight year, by finishing tied for fourth four shots behind winner Jim Herman Jones has moved from 120th to 107th in the FedEx Cup with two regular-season events left before the Playoffs begin with The Northern Trust on August 8.
PGA TOUR rookie Cameron Davis did his level best to improve his playoff prospects but his Sunday 64 only advanced the New South Welshman eight places on the order of merit.
Sitting 169th prior to the tournament, Davis shot three sub-70 rounds to be tied for 32nd heading into the final round but rose 21 places on the back of a back-9 of 6-under 30 featuring four birdies and an eagle at the par-5 15th courtesy of a putt from 50 feet.
Veteran Rod Pampling was the only other Australian to make the cut, shooting 71 in the final round to be tied for 53rd.
|Keene Trace GC, Nicholasville, Kentucky|
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