NAPA, California—— Max Houma On the par-4 hole on the 12th hole, the Eagles played from the 95-yard long grass area and started the comeback of the back nine holes. They scored 65, 7 and 1 under par in the Fortinet Championship that opened on Sunday. The victory added three birdies.
Three shots behind McNealy With 7 holes left, Houma caught a birdie to chase the eagle on the par-4 hole on the 13th. The 30-year-old former University of California player caught another birdie on the par-5 on the 16th hole and shot 18 feet on the par-4 on the 17th hole. He hit a par 5 on the 18th hole and ended the game with a score of 269, 19 under par.
Houma won for the second time this year and for the third time on the PGA Tour. In February, he won at the Riviera in Los Angeles.
McNealy shot 68 and finished second. He birdied the 16th hole, then swallowed a double bogey on the 17th hole and an eagle on the 18th hole. The 25-year-old is the son of billionaire and former Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy. He grew up in Palo Alto and served as a star at Stanford University.
Mythical Pereira (68) Ranked third with a score of 16 under par. Mark Leishman (65) and Talo Gucci (68) 15 strokes below par.Masters Championship Hideki Matsuyama (66) 13 under par and tied for sixth. PGA Championship champion Phil Mickelson (75) 7 strokes below par.
Jim Knuth (74) Started a day tied with McNealy for the lead, but couldn’t find his rhythm, and ended up with a score of 12 under par. Knuth had another start on the medical exemption. His opening ball hit the audience and swallowed three bogeys in 14th place.
In the duo in front of McNealy, Homa caught three birdies in the last four of the first nine holes and then dropped a shot on the tenth hole.