Sunday , May 17, 2015

Final Round 70 For Perez At Wells Fargo

Pat Perez fired a final round 70 on Sunday at the Wells Fargo Championship, going six-under for the week at Quail Hollow and setting up for what should be a Top 25 finish when the cut looked in jeopardy late Friday afternoon.

Perez opened with back-to-back pars before knocking down a birdie on the par-four third. After hitting his tee shot 309 yards to the right fairway, his second shot flew 152 yards to the green, setting up a 17-footer for three. 

After a par on No. 4, Perez got busy on the first par-five of the day, hitting his tee shot 281 yards to the left fairway and his second shot 253 yards to the front green side bunker. From there Perez got his bunker shot onto the green, setting up a 10-footer for four, getting to two-under on the day. 

The day’s first setback came on the par-three-sixth when Perez’s tee shot went 251 yards to the right rough. He chipped onto the green and set up a nine-foot par putt that rolled wide, leaving a four-inch tap-in for four. 

From there back-to-back birdies got things back on the right track, starting with the par-five seventh, where Perez hit his tee shot 308 yards to the left fairway, his second shot 217 yards to the right rough and his third, 34 yards onto the green, setting up the nine-footer for four. 

On the par-four eighth, a 306-yard tee shot to the right rough and a brilliant 45-yard second shot to the green, leaving a 16-inch gimme for three. 

Perez made par on No. 9 and hit the turn three-under before picking up another birdie on the par-five tenth—hitting his tee shot 302 yards to the right fairway, his second shot 290 yards to the left rough and his third shot 40 feet to the green, half a foot from the cup. 

Five consecutive pars followed, with a missed birdie opportunity on the par-four fourteenth when Perez rolled a nine-footer long and wide, setting up a 2’6″ comeback par putt. On the par-five fifteenth, a seven-footer didn’t go where it was supposed to, leaving a 19-inch roll in for par. 

Back-to-back bogeys on No. 16 and No. 17 dropped Perez back to two-under on the day, while a good par on No. 18 kept him there and looks like it will set up an eight-way T20th finish.

Perez averaged 298.30 yards driving distance on Sunday, had a driving accuracy percentage of 58.93, hit 70.83-percent in greens-in-regulation, was 52.38-percent in scrambling and 0.24 in strokes gained putting. 

Next up for Perez, a trek to Ft. Worth for next week’s Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.


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