Nate Lashley wins his first PGA title at Rocket Mortgage

The American won with 263 punches and sealed his qualification to the British Open. He lost his parents and his girlfriend in 2004 after an airplane accident.


The American Nate Lashley, number 353 of the world and who was close to leaving golf in 2004 when his parents and his girlfriend died in a plane crash, won his first PGA Tour title this Sunday by winning with total authority the Rocket Mortgage tournament Classic, played in Detroit (United States) and in which it was reserved until the last moment.

Lashley, 36, won with 263 total hits (25 under par) . The player from Scottsbluff (Nebraska), professional from 2005, it surpassed in six impacts to its compatriot Two Redman and in seven to the nationalized Slovakian Rory Sabbatini and also the American Wes Roach.

El Chilean Joaquín Niemann finished in the fifth place to eight impacts of the winner tied with other five players. Completed the tournament with four rounds of 68, 66, 69 and 68.

Than Lashley as Redman achieved the classification for ra the British Open, fourth and last 'major' of the season and that will be played in the Royal Irish Club Portrush from 14 to 21 July.

The winner was reserve of the tournament and on Wednesday he learned that he had the go-ahead to play. started with 63 (-9) on Thursday, followed 67 (-5), repeated a 63 and this Sunday ended with a round of 70 (-2) .

Lashley's youth was marked by a misfortune that He was about to make him leave golf, since his parents and his girlfriend died in a plane crash when they returned home after watching him play in a university tournament in 2004.

"Golf was a liberation, something to get away from everything. When you are in the field you concentrate on golf. It took away some pain when I thought of my parents, my girlfriend and the accident, "Lashley told ESPN in 2017.

As a professional Lashley had won four titles to date, but in minor circuits. This Sunday is the first in the first of them: the PGA Tour.

The Rocket Mortgage Classic debuted this year in the circuit calendar, replacing the Quicken Loans National.



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