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Max Homa wins Fortinet Championship

Field Level Media
20 Sep 2021, 12:55 GMT+10

Max Homa shot a 7-under-par 65 -- his second 65 in as many days -- to win the Fortinet Championship in Napa, Calif. Sunday by a stroke over Maverick McNealy.

It was Homa's second PGA win in 2021, and both came in California. Homa, 30, previously won at the Genesis Invitational in Los Angeles in February. Prior to 2021, Homa also won the Wells Fargo Championship in 2019.

Trailing by three strokes, the 30-year-old scored a two-shot eagle on 12 and then recorded three more birdies on the next five holes to claim the lead. A par 5 on 18 was good enough to secure the win.

Overall, Homa notched six birdies, the eagle and one bogie for the win.

McNealy had held or tied for the lead the previous two rounds, and his four-under 68 Sunday was good enough for eighth-best in the field.

Chile's Mito Pereira finished third at 16 under with his own final-round 68. Australia's Marc Leishman and Talor Gooch tied for fourth at 15 under.

A five-way tie for sixth place rounded out the top ten. Japan's Hideki Matsuyama, Chinese Taipei's C.T. Pan, Patrick Rodgers, John Augenstein and Scott Stallings all finished at 13 under.

Jim Knous, who had shot a 7-under 65 Saturday to tie for the overall lead, shot a final-round 74 and finished tied for 11th.

--Field Level Media

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