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South African Branden Grace Misses Chance at Winning Second PGA Tour Title

Branden Grace lost his chance at becoming the PGA Tour Title winner for the second time at the Valero Texas Open.

The World No.21 started well when he mixed seven birdies with a sole blemish to post a six-under 66.

He holed a 20-footer from the fringe to birdie the second only to give it back with a missed par-save from seven feet at the fourth before three gains in a four-hole stretch saw him reach the turn in 33.

The South African continued his birdie run with a close-range at the 10th and picked up further shots at the 13th and 14th to set a clubhouse target which wasn’t matched.

Going into the final round on Sunday, Grace was just a shot adrift of the eventual winner Kevin Chappell and had the chance to claim his second PGA Tour title.

The South African had earlier set a stiff clubhouse target at seven under thereafter carding a two-under 70 featuring four birdies and just two dropped shots.

However, things didn’t go according to plan as Grace managed only one birdie in a 73 as he finished alongside Villegas in a tie for 10th enduring a very frustrating final round after starting the day just a shot behind the leader.



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