Brian Stuard had a great start at the Zurich Classic in New Orleans when he had his first career win Monday morning.
Stuard was playing against An Byeong-hun and Jamie Lovemark. They all entered at the 15 under with Stuard being the last to enter.
An Byeong-hun, the youngest winner of US Amateur was eliminated quickly after missing the first hole while Lovemark went on to play against Stuard.
An Byeong-hun first manages to get a lead at 15 under with birdie on the 18th but misses the sudden death hole.
Meanwhile, Jamie Lovemark needed two putts to claim his first tour win but Stuard ends the game with an impressive conversion of his short birdie putt to a marvelous finish. With zero bogeys through 54 holes while bagging his first ever PGA tour win, Brian Stuard is definitely on a great start.
This is his first ever success at the PGA Tour playoffs after a 100 career starts on the WebTour.com and 119 attempts at the PGA Tour, GolfDigest reports.
Rain threatened for the match to be delayed as late as Tuesday morning but the match carried on with a shortened 54 holes to play. The weather may have been graded as an F by CBS Sports but Monday proved to be favorable to Stuard.
“For me, playing out of the 125 to 150 category, and then winning this week, that makes this year and next year, easy, I guess,” said Stuard to GolfDigest.
According to PGA Tour, his best plays before the Monday’s triumph consisted of winning two second places in Mexico in 2010 and 2014 tours.
This victory lands him a spot at the 2017 Masters and a two-year exemption on the PGA Tour, reported by CBS Sports. The report also mentions that Stuard gets a sweet reward of over $1 million. As of writing, PGA Tour lists his money at $1.3million and his ranking at 143rd.