Steele scores back-to-back top fives

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Within eight days, Brendan Steele scored top-five finishes in two PGA Tour events, the most recent being his tie for fifth at last week’s Quicken Loans National on the Congressional Country Club course in Bethesda, Maryland.

The Idyllwild native posted a 2-under-par 74-66-71-71 — 282, which earned him 100 FedExCup points, brought his season subtotal to 692 and raised him to 54th place on the points list.

He also earned more than $237,000 in official prize money, which amounts to more than $1.26 million for this season.

For a short time Sunday, while he was playing the 11th fairway, Steele was tied for the tournament lead. But a bogey on that hole dropped him back.

He finished with an uncharacteristic double-bogey 6 on 18, which has to hurt since the leaders came back down to minus four by tournament’s end. Had Steele managed to just par that 18th hole on Sunday he would have earned a place in the ensuing playoff for first place.

Steele is entered in this week’s Greenbriar Classic in White Sulfur Springs, West Virginia.

 

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