Matteson wins Frys.com Open

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:37 IST

Troy Matteson shot a 3-under 69 on Sunday to win the Frys.com Open for his first US PGA Tour victory.

Matteson wins Frys.com Open

Las Vegas:

Consistently hitting his approach shots close and remaining cool and collected on the tense final holes, rookie Troy Matteson shot a 3-under 69 on Sunday to win the Frys.com Open for his first US PGA Tour victory. Matteson, who had to complete the last six holes of the rain-delayed third round early in the morning before beginning the final round, held off Ben Crane and Daniel Chopra by one shot. Coming into his own the past three weeks, Matteson finished at 22-under 265. Crane, a two-time winner on the tour, shot a 65, and Chopra, left looking for his first victory, had a 66. The 26-year-old Matteson won twice last year on the Nationwide Tour and broke the developmental tour's money record with $495,009. His initial tour win wrapped up a three-week stretch when he was edging toward the top, with a tie for eighth in Mississippi earlier this month, and a tie for sixth last week in Greensboro. Playing in the final group with Chopra and nursing a one-shot lead, Matteson stuck his second shot on the 444-yard, par-4 18th within 8 feet of the pin. After Chopra missed his birdie try from 18 feet, Matteson needed only to two-putt. He barely missed the first, then tapped in for the victory. (AP)

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