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Sanderson Farms Championship 2015

Round 4 - Peter Malnati claims first PGA Tour title

November 9, 2015

Peter Malnati won for the first time on the PGA Tour, closing with a 5-under 67 to capture the Sanderson Farms Championship.

Malnati finished at 18 under in a rain-soaked tournament that was forced to complete play Monday. He was one shot behind going into the final round but closed with five birdies over his final 12 holes to beat William McGirt and David Toms by one stroke.

The event at the Country Club of Jackson was delayed five times, either by rain, lightning or darkness. The final day was a long one for several golfers, with some playing as many as 30 holes.

It was a crowded leaderboard throughout Monday's marathon round, with about 15 players moving in and out of contention. Roberto Castro led through the first two rounds but shot a 3-over 75 in the third round and finished at 16 under.

 

Round 4 - Roberto Castro leads as play heads to Monday

November 8, 2015

Roberto Castro finished just six holes Sunday at a soggy Sanderson Farms Championship.

The way things were going, that wasn't such a bad thing.

Castro clung to a one-stroke lead at the Country Club of Jackson after playing the first six holes in the suspended third round in 2-over par.

He'll have to navigate 30 holes Monday to win for the first time on the PGA Tour in more than 100 career starts. He'll have about a 30-foot putt for birdie on No. 7 when play resumes.

Play was suspended Sunday because of darkness and will resume Monday morning with the final round following immediately. Castro said he was prepared for the grind.

''Just grab your lunch at the turn and keep going,'' the 30-year-old Castro said. ''If you get on a good run, just ride it as long as you can.''

It's been a soggy, stop-and-start tournament that has required plenty of patience. Several players had their second rounds stretch over three days from Friday to Sunday as rain swept through the area.

Castro was at 13 under. He started play Sunday with a four-stroke lead, but quickly fell back toward the pack with bogeys on Nos. 3 and 4. They were his first two bogeys of the tournament.

''I just hit two poor shots and paid for both of them,'' Castro said.

Former tournament champion D.J. Trahan and Michael Thompson were a shot back. Boo Weekley, Patrick Rodgers and Jhonattan Vegas were among seven players two shots back.

The 42-year-old Weekley, a three-time winner on tour, said he wasn't concerned about the long Monday ahead.

''You just get after it, do the best you can, chase it around out there and hope you come out a winner,'' Weekley said.

The 23-year-old Rodgers shot a 64 in the second round to jump into contention. He was 1 under through seven holes in the third round.

''I was a little up and down today. I wasn't my best,'' Rodgers said. ''But I feel good with the way I'm striking it.

Castro had his best round on the PGA Tour on Thursday, firing a 10-under 62 to take a two-stroke lead. He pushed that lead to four strokes after shooting a 67 on Friday.

But he didn't play at all on Saturday because of the rain and struggled almost immediately on Sunday. He said course conditions had changed some because of a big drop in temperature and a little more wind.

Still, he was encouraged by his par on No. 6 just before darkness ended the round.

''A lot of golf to play tomorrow,'' Castro said.

Round 3 - Weather washes out most of Saturday

November 7, 2015

Rain washed out all but 40 minutes of play Saturday in the Sanderson Farms Championship, further delaying the waterlogged event.

Roberto Castro, who set the course record with a 10-under 62 in Thursday's opening round, holds a four-shot lead at 15 under through 36 holes. Bryce Molder (69) and Jhonattan Vegas (67) are tied for second at 11 under, with Patrick Rodgers (64), Michael Thompson (67), Brian Davis (69) and D.J. Trahan (67) tied for fourth at 10 under par at Country Club of Jackson.

Seventy-six players have yet to complete their second rounds.

Play is set to resume early Sunday. After the second round is completed, the third and fourth will be played. However, tournament officials are prepared to extend play into Monday if 72 holes can't be completed by darkness on Sunday.

Clear skies are forecast for Sunday and Monday.

Round 2 - Roberto Castro stretches lead to four

November 6, 2015

Roberto Castro was stung by a bee at the fifth hole but an eagle three holes later eased his pain as he vaulted to a four-shot lead on Friday at the weather-hit Sanderson Farms Championship in Mississippi.

Castro holed out his second shot from 122 yards at the par-four eighth on his way to a five-under-par 67 at the soggy Country Club of Jackson, where players were allowed preferred lies.

At 15-under 129, he had a four-stroke lead when play was halted in the late afternoon due to lightning, with 45 players yet to start the second round.

Earlier, heavy rain and standing water caused play to be suspended for nearly five hours in the morning on a rain-soaked course that last week absorbed nine inches of rain.

Among the fortunate early starters able to complete the second round was overnight leader Castro, who had fired a career best and tournament record 62 for a two-shot lead.

Castro started slowly following his spree of 10 birdies on Thursday but came alive after the bee sting, sticking a perfect approach shot into the eighth green that spun back into the hole for an eagle that stretched his lead.

"I think it was a yellow jacket, one of my own kind," joked Castro, who attended Georgia Tech, nicknamed the Yellow Jackets.

"It just kind of got up under my shirt and it got me. It still stings. A couple of holes later I had a great wedge number, it came out perfect and just went in," he told Golf Channel.

Next behind Castro in the clubhouse at 11-under was American Bryce Molder, who followed his opening 64 with a 69.

Also on 11-under were Venezuelan Jhonattan Vegas, who was five-under for the day through 16 holes, and American D.J. Trahan, six-under through 16.

Round 1 - Roberto Castro leads with opening 62

November 5, 2015

Roberto Castro shot a 10-under 62, his lowest score on the PGA Tour, to take a two-shot lead Thursday in the Sanderson Farms Championship.

The 30-year-old Castro was consistent and avoided trouble all afternoon with a bogey-free round in nearly ideal conditions for low scores. He made 10 birdies - five on each nine at the Country Club of Jackson.

Conditions were forgiving thanks to a course softened by rain and very little wind. That could change in the coming days - more rain is expected starting Friday.

But there were plenty of birdies for the taking during the first round and several players took advantage - 103 of the 122 players who finished the first round shot par or better. Nine players were still on the course when the round was halted due to darkness.

Aaron Baddeley and Bryce Molder were tied for second at 64. Adam Hadwin and Brian Davis shot 65.

Castro began his round on the back nine and, after making five birdies on the first eight holes - including four straight from No. 12 to 15 - realized it ''could be a special day.''

Though the 62 was his best on the tour, he's gone low before, shooting a 9-under 63 at The Players Championship in 2013. He's winless on the tour in more than 100 career starts.

Castro said the greens at the Country Club of Jackson are almost always good, but the previous rain made them even more forgiving than usual.

''You're never really worried about getting more than three or four feet past the hole, so it's a very comfortable speed to make a lot of putts,'' Castro said.

Baddeley has won three times on the tour, most recently in 2011, but has limited tour status after struggling last season. He started his round on the back nine and was 5-under through just seven holes, boosted by an eagle on No. 15 when he chipped in with a lob wedge from about 35 yards.

''I wasn't trying to push the issue,'' Baddeley said. ''I was just cruising along, trying to just stay in the moment, hit the shot and stay patient. Because the last thing you want to do is force an issue and then you make a bogey or you just hit a bad shot when you didn't need to.''

Molder was 7-under through just 10 holes, but cooled off down the stretch to settle for a 64. He missed the cut in his first two events this season and took last week off to ''just kind of reset.''

It worked for at least one day.

''I knew that I wasn't that far off, even though sometimes it feels a mile off, but it's not,'' Molder said. ''I just kind of was like, all right, how can we get our mindset right so that we can actually play some good golf.''

Scores

1 USA Roberto Castro -13 62 67 - - 129
T2 USA Michael Thompson -12 67 67 - - 134
T2 USA DJ Trahan -12 67 67 - - 134
T4 USA Tyler Aldridge -11 71 67 - - 138
T4 ENG Brian Davis -11 65 69 - - 134
T4 USA William McGirt -11 71 66 - - 137
T4 USA Bryce Molder -11 64 69 - - 133
T4 USA Patrick Rodgers -11 70 64 - - 134
T4 VEN Jhonattan Vegas -11 66 67 - - 133
T4 USA Boo Weekley -11 68 67 - - 135
T11 AUS Aaron Baddeley -10 64 73 - - 137
T11 USA Ricky Barnes -10 68 67 - - 135
T11 USA Bronson Burgoon -10 68 70 - - 138
T11 USA Martin Flores -10 67 72 - - 139
T11 USA Brice Garnett -10 68 68 - - 136
T11 USA Peter Malnati -10 69 66 - - 135
T11 USA David Toms -10 67 69 - - 136
T18 USA Patton Kizzire -9 67 69 - - 136
T18 SWE Henrik Norlander -9 69 69 - - 138
T18 AUS Cameron Percy -9 68 70 - - 138
T18 USA Johnson Wagner -9 69 69 - - 138
T22 USA Jason Bohn -8 67 70 - - 137
T22 CAN Graham DeLaet -8 66 72 - - 138
T22 USA Derek Ernst -8 69 69 - - 138
T22 - Adam Hadwin -8 65 71 - - 136
T22 USA Andrew Loupe -8 66 71 - - 137
T22 KOR Seung-Yul Noh -8 70 69 - - 139
T22 USA Vaughn Taylor -8 68 71 - - 139
T29 USA Michael Bradley -7 69 70 - - 139
T29 USA Lucas Glover -7 69 68 - - 137
T29 USA Andres Gonzales -7 68 70 - - 138
T29 USA John Huh -7 70 70 - - 140
T29 USA Michael Putnam -7 69 70 - - 139
T29 USA Brett Stegmaier -7 68 69 - - 137
T29 CAN Nick Taylor -7 69 66 - - 135
T29 RSA Drikus Van der Walt -7 67 73 - - 140
T37 ESP Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano -6 69 72 - - 141
T37 USA Robert Garrigus -6 67 69 - - 136
T37 USA Smylie Kaufman -6 71 67 - - 138
T37 USA Luke List -6 70 68 - - 138
T37 USA Rob Oppenheim -6 71 69 - - 140
T37 SWE Carl Pettersson -6 67 69 - - 136
T37 USA Ted Purdy -6 68 69 - - 137
T37 ARG Andres Romero -6 66 72 - - 138
T37 USA Ollie Schniederjans -6 70 70 - - 140
T37 USA Scott Stallings -6 67 73 - - 140
T37 NZL Tim Wilkinson -6 68 71 - - 139
T48 USA Blayne Barber -5 69 72 - - 141
T48 KOR KJ Choi -5 69 71 - - 140
T48 USA Tom Hoge -5 71 68 - - 139
T48 USA Mark Hubbard -5 69 70 - - 139
T48 KOR Sung-Hoon Kang -5 68 72 - - 140
T48 USA Scott Langley -5 68 70 - - 138
T48 AUS Jarrod Lyle -5 71 68 - - 139
T48 USA Trey Mullinax -5 68 70 - - 138
T48 USA Jeff Overton -5 74 64 - - 138
T48 USA Darron Stiles -5 69 70 - - 139
T48 USA Marc Turnesa -5 68 73 - - 141
T48 USA Harold Varner III -5 71 70 - - 141
T60 USA Jonathan Byrd -4 69 70 - - 139
T60 - Derek Fathauer -4 70 71 - - 141
T60 USA Jason Kokrak -4 69 71 - - 140
T60 USA Frank Lickliter II -4 70 70 - - 140
T64 USA Steve Flesch -3 68 71 - - 139
T64 USA Luke Guthrie -3 71 70 - - 141
T64 USA Will MacKenzie -3 71 68 - - 139
T64 USA Billy Mayfair -3 70 70 - - 140
T64 USA Brian Stuard -3 70 70 - - 140
T64 RSA Tyrone Van Aswegen -3 67 71 - - 138
T70 USA Tommy Gainey -2 70 71 - - 141
T70 USA Tim Herron -2 70 70 - - 140
T72 USA Billy Hurley III -1 70 70 - - 140
T72 KOR Michael Kim -1 66 74 - - 140
T72 USA Kelly Kraft -1 71 70 - - 141
CUT AUS Robert Allenby -2 72 70 - - 142
CUT USA Shane Bertsch -2 70 72 - - 142
CUT SWE Jonas Blixt -2 71 71 - - 142
CUT USA Bud Cauley -2 72 70 - - 142
CUT USA Austin Cook -2 69 73 - - 142
CUT USA Matt Dobyns -2 68 74 - - 142
CUT KOR Whee-su Kim -2 71 71 - - 142
CUT SCO Martin Laird -2 69 73 - - 142
CUT CHN Dong-Hwan Lee -2 71 71 - - 142
CUT USA Jamie Lovemark -2 67 75 - - 142
CUT USA Jonathan Randolph -2 69 73 - - 142
CUT IND Arjun Atwal -1 72 71 - - 143
CUT SWE Fredrik Jacobson -1 70 73 - - 143
CUT USA Andrew Landry -1 70 73 - - 143
CUT USA Dicky Pride -1 69 74 - - 143
CUT USA Nicholas Thompson -1 73 70 - - 143
CUT USA Abraham Ancer Par 70 74 - - 144
CUT USA Eric Axley Par 68 76 - - 144
CUT USA Cameron Beckman Par 70 74 - - 144
CUT USA Matt Bettencourt Par 73 71 - - 144
CUT CAN Richard T. Lee Par 71 73 - - 144
CUT USA Kyle Stanley Par 70 74 - - 144
CUT USA Hunter Stewart Par 75 69 - - 144
CUT USA Kevin Streelman Par 68 76 - - 144
CUT KOR Si Woo Kim Par 71 73 - - 144
CUT USA Craig Barlow 1 71 74 - - 145
CUT AUS Rhein Gibson 1 69 76 - - 145
CUT USA Tim Petrovic 1 73 72 - - 145
CUT USA D.A. Points 1 74 71 - - 145
CUT USA Curtis Thompson 1 69 76 - - 145
CUT USA Brendon Todd 1 71 74 - - 145
CUT USA Mark Wilson 1 72 73 - - 145
CUT BRA Lucas Lee 2 71 75 - - 146
CUT USA Steve Marino 2 72 74 - - 146
CUT USA Brian Maurer 2 74 72 - - 146
CUT USA John Rollins 2 74 72 - - 146
CUT USA Heath Slocum 2 72 74 - - 146
CUT USA Bo Van Pelt 2 72 74 - - 146
CUT USA Glen Day 3 72 75 - - 147
CUT USA Alex Prugh 3 73 74 - - 147
CUT USA Chris Smith 3 74 73 - - 147
CUT USA Wes Roach 4 76 72 - - 148
CUT USA Shawn Stefani 4 74 74 - - 148
CUT USA Bob Estes 5 74 75 - - 149
CUT RSA Tim Clark 7 72 79 - - 151
CUT USA Martin Piller 8 75 77 - - 152
DSQ RSA Trevor Immelman -1 70 - - - 70
- AUS Mark Hensby Par - - - - 0
- USA Troy Matteson Par - - - - 0
RET USA Will Wilcox -4 68 - - - 68
RET AUS Rod Pampling -1 72 - - - 72
RET USA Tom Gillis Par 73 - - - 73
RET KOR Charlie Wi Par 75 - - - 75
RET ARG Miguel Angel Carballo 3 76 - - - 76
RET SWE Robert Karlsson 3 70 - - - 70
RET USA Charlie Beljan 4 76 - - - 76
RET USA Cory Cooper 5 74 - - - 74
RET KOR Sung-Joon Park 6 78 - - - 78
RET USA John Merrick 6 72 - - - 72

 





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