Shepparton's Jarrod Lyle has finished in a tie for 11th in his first professional US event back after leukaemia battle.GREGOR MACTAGGART July 29, 2014 3:53am
Jarrod Lyle has finished a huge week in fine style.
The Shepparton export exceeded his own expectations by finishing in a tie for 11th place in his return to professional golf in the United States.
Lyle closed a fine campaign at the Midwest Classic with a 69 to finish the Web.com Tour event at 11-under par 273.
The event was Lyle’s first in America since conquering his second battle with acute myeloid leukaemia and told the PGA Tour website he was pleased with his performance.
‘‘I’d give myself an A, probably an A-minus,’’ Lyle said. ‘‘I’m ecstatic with the way the week has gone. Better than expected.’’
Lyle showed no signs of nerves some 879 days after his previous US event on day one when he opened with a bang and rode that momentum to the 72nd hole.
‘‘I think the biggest positive is the fitness side of it, that in the heat I got around four days and got around comfortably,’’ he said. ‘‘The body’s held up well. I’ve done a lot of good things.’’
The Shepparton Golf Club product led after nine holes before finishing with a four-under par 67.
Lyle built on that momentum with a second round 69 to comfortably make the cut before the highlight of his week on day three, a hole-out for an eagle two on the par-4 18th hole, propelled him to a 68.
His performance saw Lyle bank US$12
Only Aron Price, who finished in a tie for sixth at 12-under, finished ahead of Lyle, who was joined at 11-under by countrymen Steve Allan and Rod Pampling.
Lyle will now have a well-earned rest before contesting his second Web.com Tour event in Springfield, Missouri from August 7 to 10.
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