Percy eyes return to PGA Tour with win

Victoria’s Cameron Percy has become the first Australian winner on the Tour this season after he birdied the 72nd hole to win the Price Cutter Charity Championship at Highlands Springs Country Club in Missouri on Sunday.

Percy carded a 68 on Sunday and finished at 21-under 267, a stroke clear of Brandt Jobe (66), Zac Blair (66), Michael Kim (67) and Carlos Sainz Jr. (67), who were all in the clubhouse and tied with Percy at 20-under as he played the final hole.

Cameron Percy Cameron Percy (Credit: Anthony Powter)

The $121,500 winner’s cheque moves Percy inside the Top 25 to No. 12 money list, a step away from an automatic return to the PGA Tour with just two events left in the regular season.

“It feels unbelievable,” Percy said. “I’ve been playing well for a while. To get out with a win feels fantastic.”

Kim actually completed the 72 holes at 21-under par but was assessed a one-stroke penalty for lifting his ball in the rough.

On the final hole, Percy fired a hybrid to the back of 18th green and after a drop from a sprinkler, got up and down for birdie for his first Web.Com Tour win in 131 starts.

“It’s amazing what goes through your head, I got lucky that ball was next to the sprinkler.” said Percy, who will now take the next two weeks off ahead of the Tour Finals.

Aron Price, who stayed back to greet his countryman behind the final green, finished at 16-under in a tie for 17th, a shot ahead of Mat Goggin and Rod Pampling in tied 24th while Steve Allan tied for 39th at 10-under.

The second-last event of the regular season, the News Sentinel Open, will be played in Tennessee next week from Aug 14 – 17.