American Matt Kuchar wins Fiji International by 4 shots
SUVA, Fiji (AP) American Matt Kuchar shot his second straight 3-under 69 for a four-stroke victory Sunday in the Fiji International.
The seven-time PGA Tour winner finished at 4-under 284 at Natadolo Bay in the event sanctioned by the OneAsia and Australasian tours. His father, Peter, served as his caddie.
Coming off the United States’ Presidents Cup victory last week in South Korea, Kuchar had five birdies and one bogey in the final round. He opened with rounds of 74 and 72 in high wind, and took a two-stroke lead into the final round.
”It was so challenging on Thursday and Friday,” Kuchar said. ”I felt I was surviving but played some really steady, good golf and that was a real difference – I got off to a start where most people got beat up. I was able to play it 2-over par for the first 36 and had a really steady, nice solid weekend.”
Australia’s Aron Price was second after a 71.
Local favorite Vijay Singh shot a course-record 65 to tie for third at 1 over with New Zealand’s Ryan Fox (67) and Australia’s Nick Cullen (68). The 52-year-old Singh, a three-time major champion, designed the course. He opened with a 78 in the windy first round.