Blixt wins 1st PGA title at Frys.com Open

Oct. 14, 2012 at 8:31 PM

SAN MARTIN, Calif., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Jonas Blixt fired a 3-under-par 68 in the final round Sunday, holding off a charge by two competitors to claim his first PGA Tour victory at the Frys.com Open.

Blixt finished at 16-under-par 268 -- one stroke better than Jason Kokrak and Tim Petrovic.

The Swede birdied the par-4 17th, moving to minus-16 at CordeValle Golf Club.

Kokrak pulled to within a stroke when he eagled the same hole, but parred the last to register a round of 68, finishing one back at 15-under.

Petrovic, meanwhile, had a chance to force a playoff but two-putted for par on the 18th, also ending a single shot off the pace.

Jimmy Walker zoomed into a share of fourth place at minus-14 thanks to a course-record tying 9-under 62.

Also ending at 14-under were Vijay Singh (68), Alexandre Rocha (68) and third-round leader John Mallinger (72).

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Los Angeles Dodgers trade for Mat Latos, Mike Morse from Miami Marlins
Mexico ousts national team coach
Baseball Hall of Fame to change voting eligibility
Andres Blanco's double keeps Philadelphia Phillies rolling
Aggressive Miami Marlins down Washington Nationals