St. John’s golf: Keegan Bradley cannot hold early lead at Sanderson

St. John's golf star Keegan Bradley (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
St. John's golf star Keegan Bradley (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) /

Former St. John’s golf standout Keegan Bradley was not able to hold his early lead at the Sanderson Farm Championship.

Keegan Bradley was back out on the links in Jackson, Mississippi and the Red Storm Hall of Famer put together an early round charge to surge to the top of the leaderboard.

A six-under par round on Thursday, coupled with a seven-under par round on Friday placed Bradley at the top of the leaderboard at 13-under heading into the weekend.

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However, unfortunately for the Vermont native, he posted a clunker of one-over on Saturday, as his chances at winning his first event of the 2021 PGA Tour season went by the wayside.

Keegan Bradley was able to make a small charge on Sunday with a three-under par round but ultimately was unable to chase down Sergio Garcia who won the event at 19-under par.

Bradley finished T-4 alongside Henrik Norlander as only Garcia, Peter Malnati and J. T. Poston finished better than the St. John’s standout.

Finishing in a tie for fourth place gave Bradley $297,000 in prize money.

Malnati had the best round on the course with a nine-under on Sunday to finish the weekend at 18-under while Poston finished the event at 16-under par.

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In his worst round of the weekend, Keegan Bradley tried to jump start his round on Saturday with an eagle on No. 11 after a three-over front nine, but the hole was unable to provide the spark as Bradley parred the remaining holes he had in the final group.

Bradley also tried to use the 11th hole as a launch point on Sunday after his one-under front nine and the former Johnnie eagled the hole once again but bogey on No. 13 and No. 18, despite birdies on No. 14 and No. 15 gave the 34-year old no shot to chase down Garcia.

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Keegan Bradley will be back on the course this weekend as he will participate in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada.