Lovemark wins by 1 at Midwest Classic|
Overland Park, KS (Sports Network) - Jamie Lovemark carded a 5-under 66 on
Sunday to grab a 1-stroke victory at the Midwest Classic.
Lovemark captured his second career victory on the Web.com Tour at 18-under-
par 266. His last win came at the 2010 Mexico Open.
"It feels great to be playing well again and this win is a huge relief for
me," said Lovemark. "It was nice to finally put four good rounds together."
Mark Anderson shot a 6-under 65 at Nicklaus Golf Club to jump into second
place at 17-under, while overnight leader Chesson Hadley managed just a 1-
under 70 to finish in a tie with Matt Davidson (66) for third at 16-under 268.
Edward Loar matched the low round of the day with a 7-under 64 to vault into
solo fifth place at minus-15.
Hadley entered the final round with a 1-stroke advantage over Paul Claxton and
after they traded birdies at the third, Hadley tripped to a bogey at the fifth
to fall into a tie with Claxton at 15-under.
Davidson joined the group as he recorded four birdies over his first six holes
before Hadley reclaimed the outright lead with a birdie at the sixth.
Davidson stayed hot with a birdie at the eighth to meet Hadley at 16-under,
but followed with a bogey at the ninth to fall a shot off the pace.
Davidson then dropped another shot at the 11th to hand second place to Loar
and Lovemark. Claxton fell behind with a bogey at the seventh.
Loar had posted five birdies and an eagle over his first 15 holes, while
Lovemark countered a bogey at the third with gains at the first, fifth and
10th to reach 15-under.
Loar parred his final three holes to remain there, but Lovemark was able to
join Hadley atop the leaderboard with another birdie at the 13th.
They were then joined by Davidson after his birdie at the 15th and Anderson,
who posted birdies at Nos. 6, 7, 13, 15 and 17, to make it a four-way tie for
the lead at 16-under.
Hadley and Lovemark, who were playing alongside each other in the final group,
both birdied the 15th to move ahead of the pack, but Anderson closed with a
birdie at the last to join them.
Lovemark, however, made it two birdies in a row at the 16th to move to 18-
under and grab the outright lead for good, as Hadley tripped to a bogey at the
18th to finish two shots off the pace.
Lovemark parred his final two holes to hang on for the win.
"I played well today and it was nice to make birdies coming in on Nos. 17 and
18," Anderson said. "The course played easier because it was a lot softer, but
I put myself in position and I couldn't ask for anything more than that."
NOTES: Lovemark collected $108,000 with the win ... Hadley has now earned
three top-5 finishes this season, having finished second at the Mid-Atlantic
Championship in June and tying for third at the BMW Charity Pro-Am in May ...
Matt Hendrix and Alexandre Rocha also shot 64s on Sunday.
07/21 18:42:46 ET