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Sport Griffin claims maiden PGA Tour title at Houston Open

06:05  14 october  2019
06:05  14 october  2019 Source:   performgroup.com

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Lanto Griffin catapulted himself into the Houston Open lead with a 7-under 65 in Round 3. Griffin climbed 16 positions as the surging American claimed a one-stroke advantage atop the leaderboard on Saturday. Seeking his maiden PGA Tour title , Griffin had nine birdies and a pair of bogeys to

Lanto Griffin "free-wheeled" his way to a seven-under par 65 on Saturday to seize a one-shot lead in the Houston Open in pursuit of his first US PGA Tour title . Griffin , a 31-year-old two-time winner on the Korn Ferry Tour , was among the players who had to complete the second round on Saturday

a man throwing a ball: Lanto Griffin celebrates his Houston Open victory © Getty Images Lanto Griffin celebrates his Houston Open victory

Lanto Griffin captured his first PGA Tour title after winning the Houston Open by one stroke.

Griffin carded a three-under-par 69 to pip fellow Americans Scott Harrington (67) and Mark Hubbard (69) to the trophy on Sunday.

It was an eventful finish at the Golf Club of Houston, where there was a three-way tie atop the leaderboard heading into the final few holes.

Lanto Griffin poses with the trophy after winning the Houston Open at the Golf Club of Houston on October 13, 2019 in Humble, Texas. © Getty Images Lanto Griffin poses with the trophy after winning the Houston Open at the Golf Club of Houston on October 13, 2019 in Humble, Texas.

Griffin – the 54-hole leader – carried a one-shot advantage into the fourth round but he was level with Hubbard at 14 under after the turn on Sunday.

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A bogey at the 11th handed Hubbard the lead but Harrington capitulated himself into the mix to make it a three-way tie.

Harrington made four birdies over the final seven holes to take the clubhouse lead at 13 under, though Griffin eventually jumped ahead thanks to a birdie at the 16th.

Lanto Griffin of the United States plays his second shot on the sixth hole during the final round of the Houston Open at the Golf Club of Houston on October 13, 2019 in Humble, Texas. © Getty Images Lanto Griffin of the United States plays his second shot on the sixth hole during the final round of the Houston Open at the Golf Club of Houston on October 13, 2019 in Humble, Texas.

Griffin was not to be denied his maiden Tour title after the 31-year-old two-putted to finish ahead of Harrington and Hubbard at 14 under.

Harris English (66), Xinjun Zhang (66), Talor Gooch (69), Carlos Ortiz (69) and Sepp Straka (69) ended the tournament two shots off the pace in a tie for fourth.

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Hossler lost the 2018 Houston Open in a playoff against England's Ian Poulter. Griffin , a 31-year-old two-time winner on the Korn Ferry Tour , was among the But Malnati, seeking a second tour title to go with his 2015 win at the Sanderson Farms Championship, slipped back with bogeys at 16 and 18.

Lanto Griffin catapulted himself into the Houston Open lead with a 7-under 65 in Round 3. Griffin climbed 16 positions as the surging American claimed a one-stroke advantage atop the leaderboard on Saturday. Seeking his maiden PGA Tour title , Griffin had nine birdies and a pair of bogeys to

Meanwhile, Bud Cauley (67), Chad Campbell (68), Stewart Cink (69) and Denny McCarthy (69) rounded out the top 10.

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a man wearing a blue uniform holding a baseball bat: Oct. 13: Lanto Griffin poses with the trophy after winning the Houston Open at the Golf Club of Houston.

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