Chris Stroud wins Barracuda Championship after three-man playoff
Last Updated: 07/08/17 8:01am
American Chris Stroud triumphed in the Barracuda Championship on Sunday to win his first PGA Tour title, beating Richy Werenski and Greg Owen in a three-man playoff.
The 35-year old produced an eagle and three birdies in the last six holes at the Montreaux Golf and Country Club to rally into a playoff position and secure his first win in 289 PGA Tour events, prevailing on the second extra hole.
"To finally get one is unbelievable," Stroud said.
"I've putted with 15 different putters in the last two weeks and went back to an old one.
"The putts started going in, and that was the only difference this week."
Stroud scored a tournament-best 20 points in the final round, finishing alongside Werenski and Owen on 44 points after regulation.
The tournament used the Modified Stableford system which rather than counting the total number of strokes taken, as in stroke play, scores points based on the number of strokes taken at each hole.
The format awards eight points for an albatross, five for eagle, two for birdie, zero for par, and subtracts a point for bogey and three for double-bogey or worse.
Greg Owen led with a five-point advantage entering the final round on Sunday, but was eliminated on the first playoff hole after making par, with Stroud and Werenski holing birdies.
Werenski then scored par on the second extra hole while Stroud rolled in a birdie to end an 11-year wait for a first PGA Tour title and take home the Barracuda Championship.