HOT: Steven Bowditch.
HOT: Steven Bowditch.

Bowditch fires two eagles on his way to a final round 65

PEREGIAN Beach's Steven Bowditch set the golfing world alight yesterday morning when he shot two eagles in the first four holes at the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston.

The 31-year-old Sunshine Coast pro came out on fire in the fourth round of the $8 million event, hitting two eagles and three birdies on the front nine to end with a 65 and tournament total of two-under 282.

Having entered the event in 44th place on the US PGA tour's FedEx Cup rankings, Bowditch has improved his standing by only one position ahead of tomorrow night's opening round of the BMW Championships in Colorado.

He would be pondering what could have been if not for a disastrous six-over 77 in the opening day at TPC Boston.

Bowditch closed the tournament in unstoppable form with his putter, hitting long-range shots on the first and fifth holes to score birdies and even more impressive shots to score eagles on holes two and four.

He could not keep up the pace in the back nine, with eight pars interrupted by a bogey on the par-four 14th.

He finished in a tie for 43rd.

Importantly, the former Tewantin-Noosa club pro improved throughout the tournament after his struggles on the opening day.

That momentum may prove vital in Denver, where he will be looking to climb into the top 30 and earn a spot at the Tour Championship in Atlanta.

A strong showing in the Tour Championship would cap off a breakthrough year that has included his first US PGA win, at the Texas Open in March, and his US Masters debut.

His victory in Texas secured him a two-year exemption on the US tour.


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