The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

The Greenbrier Classic

July 6, 2014

Cabrera wins the 2014 Greenbrier Classic

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — After an exciting day of golf on the Old White TPC that saw two hole-in-ones and several lead changes, two-time Major champion Angel Cabrera walked away as the 2014 Greenbrier Classic Champion.

“The truth of matter is I just had a great week,” Cabrera said through an interpreter. “I’ve just been working very hard to get to this moment. I’m very, very happy.”

Cabrera, who started two back of 54-hole leader Billy Hurley III, got to 17-under after eagling the par-4 13th which gave him a three-shot lead over McNeill.

Back-to-back bogeys on Nos. 14 and 15 shrunk Cabrera’s lead to one, but the veteran steadied the ship with a birdie at No. 17 to win by two strokes at 16-underpar.

Cabrera, who shot a six-under 64 in the final round, had never won a regular PGA Tour event before Sunday.

The Argentinian has won two Majors — the 2007 U.S. Open and the 2009 Masters.

Billy Hurley III was hoping for his first PGA Tour victory after holding a two-shot lead after 54 holes.

The Navy veteran started with a birdie on No. 1, but three bogeys over the next five holes dropped him from contention.

Hurley finished with a three-over 73 to drop into a tie for fourth at nine-under.

George McNeill had seven birdies and a hole-in-one on the par-3 eighth to finish in second at 14-under par.

McNeill shot a nine-under 61 to vault 17 spots to second.

Webb Simpson finished alone in third at 10-under.

Bud Cauley had Sunday’s other ace and it cost Greenbrier Owner Jim Justice a few dollar bills.

Cauley’s hole-in-one on the 18th meant everyone around the green received $100 cash.

It also propelled the 24-year-old into a seven-way tie for fourth at nine-under with Hurley, Keegan Bradley, Brendon Todd, Chris Stroud, Cameron Tringale and Will Wilcox.

Crowd-favorite and Greenbrier Sporting Club resident Bubba Watson shot a second-straight one-under 69 finishing in a logjam at seven-under par (T-16).

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