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Flesch closes in 62 to run away with Ascension title

ST. LOUIS — Steve Flesch put all components of his recreation collectively Sunday and matched his career-low on the PGA Tour Champions with a 9-under 62 that took him from a two-shot deficit to a three-shot victory within the Ascension Charity Traditional.

Flesch seized management early by taking part in the opening six holes at Norwood Hills in 6-under par, together with an eagle on the par-5 second gap when his method caught a slope in the back of the inexperienced and rolled again to tap-in vary.

Flesch completed at 19-under 194, three photographs forward of Kevin Sutherland, who birdied his final two holes for a 67. Sutherland and Y.E. Yang started the ultimate spherical with a share of the lead.

Flesch mentioned he discovered a swing key on the flight to St. Louis, which helped him to construct just a little time within the transition of his swing. He additionally putted nice, which by no means hurts.

“It’s a humorous recreation,” he mentioned. “You by no means know when one thing goes to click on. However man, this week all of it got here collectively.”

Making it higher for Flesch was having his son, Griffin, as his caddie. His son was on the bag for Fred {Couples} when {Couples} gained on the PGA Tour Champions.

“We simply had a ball on the market, and man, I’ll let you know — successful with him on the bag is crucial factor for me,” Flesch mentioned. “It’s a profession clincher for me, actually.”

Flesch gained for the primary time this yr and the fourth time since becoming a member of the PGA Tour Champions. He moved to No. 21 within the Charles Schwab Cup standings. 4 tournaments stay earlier than the three-tournament playoffs.



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