Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Seamus Power in action over the weekend at the St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tennessee. Photo: Getty.

Waterford’s Seamus Power had another good weekend on the PGA Tour when he finished in a tie for 12th at the Fedex St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tennessee.
Seamus was the talk of the golfing world on Thursday night as he sat all alone on top of the leaderboard after the opening round after he shot six birdies and one bogey for a fabulous round of 65 which gave him the outright lead on five under par.
He followed this with round of 69 on Friday and rounds of 70 on Saturday and Sunday to finish the week in a tie for 12th, which saw him pick up a cheque for $125,000 to his earnings and places him at 120th in the Fedex cup rankings. The top 125 will retain their tour cards for 2019.
With season earnings todate of $584,865 the West Waterford GC man is currently 125th on the money list after playing 19 events.
It was a busy week for the Touraneena native as on Monday he narrowly missed out on securing a coveted place at his first Major, this week’s US Open at Shinnecock Hills.
Playing at Colonial Country Club in Memphis, he opened with a 71 before a brilliant second round put him within touching distance of his first Major appearance. He shot 31 on the way out and a further birdie and an eagle on the way home had him inside the top eight qualifying spots but a bogey on the last cost him dearly. He did make an 11-man playoff for three spots but didn’t make it. He is now a second alternate but will need four or five players to drop out of the field at this late stage to get in.

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