NATADOLA, 19 OCTOBER 2015 ( FIJI INTERNATIONAL) ---After raging winds and a challenging four days on course, Matt Kuchar emerged victorious at the 2015 Fiji International.
After starting the final round with a two shot lead, Kuchar fired 3-under 69 which saw the the World Number 16 end the week on 4-under the card and four shots ahead of Australian Professional, Aron Price.
Price went bogey free in the final round firing 1-under 71 to finish his week on even par and outright second.
Kuchar pulled away from the field early thanks to four birdies on the front nine which were helped by calmer weather conditions.
The Fiji International is Kuchar’s first win since the RBC Heritage on the PGA TOUR in April 2014.
This was Kuchar’s first appearance at the Fiji International arriving fresh from a Team USA win at last week’s Presidents Cup in Korea.
It is hoped that Kuchar will return in 2016 to defend his title.
Rounding out the top-5 finishes at this year’s Fiji International were Vijay Singh, Ryan Fox and Nick Cullen.
Hometown hero Singh had a bogey free round shooting a course record of 7-under 65 that included seven birdies to finish 1-over the card in a tie for third with Fox and Cullen.
New Zealander Fox fired 5-under 67 which included seven birdies to finished the week on 1-over the card.
A costly double bogey on the front nine made things though for Cullen, who also managed to fire seven birdies in his round of 5-under 67 to join Singh and Fox on 1-over.
The PGA Tour of Australasia will now move to Kalgoorlie for the TX Civil & Logistics WA PGA Championship from October 20th – November 1st 2015.....PACNEWS