Andrew Putnam scored nine points on Sunday at Montreux Golf & Country Club to claim victory at the Barracuda Championship by four points over Chad Campbell.
Entering the day with a three-point lead, Putnam mixed a bogey with three birdies in his opening nine to turn with five points and extend his advantage.
Going home, and with his first PGA Tour title in sight, the 29-year old from Pepperdine played mistake-free, while adding two birdies to reach a four-day total of 47 points.
Following his maiden title on the big tour, Putnam moved to No. 31 in the FedExCup standings and has his goal of a spot in the field at East Lake within sight.
“The ultimate goal for the year is to get to the FedExCup championship. And coming into this week I felt I had a good chance to possibly win,” said Putnam.
“I’ve been playing really well. And I knew I needed some more points to jump up on that FedExCup leaderboard. And happy to get the win and get that much closer.”
Alone in second at +43 was veteran Chad Campbell, who posted 33 points on the weekend (22-11) to secure the runner-up spot.
“These last two days felt really good. Really hit the ball well and putted great yesterday, and didn’t putt quite as well today, but definitely happy with the way I played,” said Campbell.
“Obviously disappointed I wasn’t able to finish it off but it happens. Definitely moving in the right direction, though.”
John Oda and J.J. Spaun matched eight-point cards on Sunday, and also finished with the same four-round total of +37. Oda was a Monday qualifier and will get an invite to the season-ending Wyndham Championship by virtue of his top-10 position.
Opening-round leader Ollie Schniederjans bounced back from a one-point third-day to score 10 points on Sunday and post a top-5 finish at +36.
Aaron Baddeley was the halftime leader at +26, after rounds of 14 and 12, but the Aussie could muster just one more point over his final 36 holes, finishing with a +27 final score, tied for 26th.
FINAL TOP 5
1. Andrew Putnam +47 (6-17-15-9)
2. Chad Campbell +43 (6-4-22-11)
3. John Oda +37 (7-9-13-8)
3. J.J. Spaun +37 (7-12-10-8)
5. Ollie Schniederjans +36 (17-8-1-10)
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EXIT QUESTION FOR PUTNAM
Congratulations on getting into the winner’s circle on the PGA TOUR for the first time. Get some comments?
ANDREW PUTNAM: Yeah, this was an incredible week. We came here and we’re staying at Incline Village. And it’s such a beautiful spot. And so cool to have my wife and my parents here. One of my friends flew in last night. And, yeah, just a dream week for me.