Sanford International R3

Rocco Mediate wins in Sioux Falls

September 20-22
Minnehaha Country Club, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
$1,800,000


Rocco Mediate has won his first title since the Senior PGA Championship in 2016. He birdied his last two holes for a 6-under 64 at Minnehaha Country Club while Ken Duke, who was tied for the lead going into the final hole, made double bogey.

”When I added them up, I went, ‘Holy crap, 64.’ That was cool,” Mediate said. ”It was just one of those days everything kind of went really good. When I was bad, I got it up-and-down. When I was good, I made putts. You have to do this crazy stuff. Putted my you-know-what off today, but I hit a lot of good shots, too. I hit a lot of green, kept my head together and here we are.”


Duke had a share of the lead going into the final round for the first time in his career. His double bogey gave him a 69 and a shared second place with Colin Montgomerie and Bob Estes , who both played 67.

”I hit a good tee shot and it just kicked hard right into the rough a foot and I had a horrible lie,” Duke said. ”Then, I hit the shot up here and I thought it was in a seam of sod, but he said there was no sod, nothing sodded. It was probably one of the worst lies I’ve ever had sitting down. I mean, then what are you going to do after that? Nothing you can do about it. I played good. Thanks for all the people that came out and it was great to be here.”

Scott McCarron, who leads the Charles Schwab Cup, shot 67 and tied for seventh. There are only two tournaments left before the Schwab Cup playoffs, a series of three tournaments.


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Rocco Mediate
-9
69
68
64
201
T2
Bob Estes
-7
70
66
67
203
T2
Colin Montgomerie
-7
70
66
67
203
T2
Ken Duke
-7
69
65
69
203
T5
Jay Haas
-6
73
65
66
204
T5
Steve Flesch
-6
71
65
68
204
T7
Retief Goosen
-5
70
70
65
205
T7
Woody Austin
-5
68
71
66
205
T7
Scott McCarron
-5
70
68
67
205
T7
Tom Byrum
-5
70
68
67
205
T7
Esteban Toledo
-5
72
66
67
205
T7
Jerry Kelly
-5
70
67
68
205
T7
Paul Broadhurst
-5
67
69
69
205
T7
Kirk Triplett
-5
66
68
71
205
T7
Paul Goydos
-5
69
66
70
205
T16
Wes Short, Jr.
-4
69
69
68
206
T16
Stephen Ames
-4
70
68
68
206
T18
Michael Allen
-3
74
69
64
207
T18
Tom Gillis
-3
67
71
69
207
T18
Marco Dawson
-3
70
66
71
207
T21
John Huston
-2
71
71
66
208
T21
Duffy Waldorf
-2
71
69
68
208
T21
Tommy Tolles
-2
69
70
69
208
T21
Darren Clarke
-2
69
69
70
208
T25
Tom Lehman
-1
70
71
68
209
T25
John Daly
-1
72
71
66
209
T25
Tommy Armour III
-1
71
70
68
209
T25
David McKenzie
-1
70
69
70
209
T25
Tom Pernice Jr.
-1
70
69
70
209
T25
Jesper Parnevik
-1
69
69
71
209
T25
Jeff Sluman
-1
70
67
72
209
T32
Stephen Leaney
E
71
71
68
210
T32
Kent Jones
E
70
70
70
210
T32
Fred Funk
E
74
66
70
210
T35
Jerry Smith
1
72
70
69
211
T35
Gene Sauers
1
72
70
69
211
T35
Vijay Singh
1
74
68
69
211
T35
David Toms
1
72
69
70
211
T35
Mark Brooks
1
73
70
68
211
T35
Tim Petrovic
1
70
67
74
211
T35
Mark Walker
1
70
67
74
211
T42
Steve Jones
2
72
70
70
212
T42
Lee Janzen
2
71
71
70
212
T42
Michael Bradley
2
71
70
71
212
T42
Doug Barron
2
73
68
71
212
T42
Ken Tanigawa
2
71
72
69
212
T42
Bernhard Langer
2
75
68
69
212
48
Doug Garwood
3
72
73
68
213
T49
Cliff Kresge
4
72
71
71
214
T49
David Frost
4
72
72
70
214
T49
Joe Durant
4
75
69
70
214
T49
Brandt Jobe
4
72
73
69
214
T49
Carlos Franco
4
74
71
69
214
T49
Larry Mize
4
75
71
68
214
T55
Robert Gamez
5
69
74
72
215
T55
Todd Hamilton
5
71
76
68
215
T55
Tom Werkmeister
5
77
71
67
215
T55
Dudley Hart
5
76
74
65
215
T59
Davis Love III
6
74
69
73
216
T59
Billy Mayfair
6
73
73
70
216
T59
Corey Pavin
6
74
72
70
216
T62
Skip Kendall
7
74
69
74
217
T62
Scott Simpson
7
72
68
77
217
T62
Frank Lickliter II
7
78
71
68
217
T65
Chris DiMarco
8
76
68
74
218
T65
Shaun Micheel
8
76
72
70
218
T65
Glen Day
8
74
75
69
218
T68
Steve Pate
9
74
74
71
219
T68
Blaine McCallister
9
76
72
71
219
T68
Sandy Lyle
9
76
73
70
219
T71
Dan Forsman
10
74
70
76
220
T71
Mark Calcavecchia
10
73
73
74
220
73
Greg Kraft
13
75
74
74
223
74
Gary Nicklaus
17
72
77
78
227
75
Dennis Hendershott
19
80
72
77
229
76
John Harris
22
76
78
78
232
77
Dave Stockton, Jr.
30
84
80
76
240
WD
Ángel Cabrera
E
25
25