Career best finish for Seamus Power at La Quinta

Career best finish for Seamus Power at La Quinta
 Seamus Power

Seamus Power

Seamus Power played his last eight holes in four under par to finish a PGA Tour career best tied 21st in the CareerBuilder Challenge in California.

The West Waterford star picked up $62,240 when he closed with a three under 69 on the Stadium Course at La Quinta where Hudson Swafford who shot a five under 67 to win by one stroke from 59-shooter Adam Hadwin (70) on 20 under par.

Power has now made the cut in six of his first seven PGA Tour starts, picking up $175,323 in total with this week’s top 25 his best performance so far.

As a result he’s 84th in the FedEx Cup rankings heading to Torrey Pines to join Tiger Woods, Pádraig Harrington and Shane Lowry for this week's Farmers Insurance Open.

It’s been a confidence boosting start to his PGA Tour career for Power, who has already had a couple of chances to challenge wins and appears likely to pop up near the top of a leaderboard again soon.

On Sunday, he had another good day from tee to green and as one of the top 15 for driving distance, his power and his putting touch are even bigger assets.

While he missed a five footer for birdie at the second, he opened his birdie account by dropping a seven-footer at the seventh and then recovered brilliantly from a double bogey six at the 10th, where he drove into a lake on the left

He began his fightback by getting up and down from 84 yards for birdie at the 11th, then made a two from 14 feet at the 188-yard 13th to get to one under for the day.

He then made a nine footer for birdie at the 15th and a seven footer for another birdie at the 555-yard 16th before finishing with two solid pars.