Tracker: Bowditch holds on for Texas Open victory

Steven Bowditch fired a 4-over 76, but still won the Valero Texas Open by one shot.

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PosNameTodayThruScore
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T1Will MacKenzie-5F-12
3Russell Henley-2F-11
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Despite a final-round, 4-over 76, Steven Bowditch held on for a one-shot victory Sunday at the Valero Texas Open.

Bowditch finished at 8 under, becoming the third Australian to win this season on the PGA Tour, while Daniel Summerhays and Will MacKenzie tied for second at 7 under.

How it happened:

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Update #13: 6:12 p.m. EDT

Steven Bowditch misses a 2-footer for par, but the bogey still gives him the victory. He shot 4-over 76 today to finish at 8 under and win by a shot.

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Update #12: 5:56 p.m. EDT

With Will MacKenzie and Daniel Summerhays both in at 7 under, Steven Bowditch has a two-shot lead at 9 under entering the par-5 18th.

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Update #11: 5:33 p.m. EDT

With two holes left, Steven Bowditch still has a two-shot lead at 9 under.

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Update #10: 4:58 p.m. EDT

Steven Bowditch taps home a birdie putt at the par-5 13th to move back to 9 under. He now leads by two shots over Will MacKenzie and Daniel Summerhays.

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Update #9: 4:37 p.m. EDT

Steven Bowditch lips out a 6-footer for par at the par-3 13th and he drops to 8 under, one shot ahead of Matt Kuchar.

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Update #8: 4:31 p.m. EDT

Zach Johnson birdies the par-5 14th to get back to 5 under. He's now four shots back of leader Steven Bowditch.

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Update #7: 4:11 p.m. EDT

Matt Kuchar bogeys his second straight hole, at the par-4 11th, and he's now 7 under, two back of leader Steven Bowditch.

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Update #6: 4 p.m. EDT

Matt Kuchar bogeys the par-4 10th, three-putting from 70-plus feet, to fall back to 8 under, one shot behind Steven Bowditch, who makes par.

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Update #5: 3:25 p.m. EDT

The wind continues to blow hard and it makes Steven Bowditch back off his birdie putt at the par-5 eighth. He misses and after a birdie by Matt Kuchar at No. 8, the two are tied for the lead at 9 under.

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Update #4: 3:15 p.m. EDT

Daniel Summerhays has quietly moved up the leaderboard, picking up birdies on Nos. 6 and 8 to move to 7 under, just two back of Steven Bowditch, who just posted par on the par-3 7th.

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Update #3: 2:55 p.m. EDT

Steven Bowditch finds the long rough off the tee at No. 6, plugs in a greenside bunker and fails to get up-and-down at the par 4, falling back to 9 under, just one shot clear of Matt Kuchar and Andrew Loupe.

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Update #2: 2:30 p.m. EDT

• And, just like that, Steven Bowditch is back up by two shots with a 5-foot birdie on No. 5.

• Matt Kuchar falls out of a share of the lead after finding the woods with his approach at No. 5, picking up a bogey after a two-putt from 35 feet.

• Andrew Loupe takes two shots to get out of a greenside bunker on No. 5, but manages to make a 6-footer for par to stay at 8 under.

• Jim Furyk has moved into the top 5 at 6 under behind birdies at Nos. 5 and 7.

• Jordan Spieth will need a birdie spree over his final 11 holes, but misses a 10-footer at the par-5 8th and remains at 5 under.

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Update #1: 2:15 p.m. EDT

A bogey at the par-5 2nd and a double at the par-4 4th by Steven Bowditch have erased his 54-hole lead, as he is now tied with Matt Kuchar for the lead at 9 under.

Kuchar has played steady golf, opening with four consecutive pars.

Andrew Loupe is only a shot back, while Jordan Spieth has snuck into the top 5, four shots back.

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Saturday coverage

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Steven Bowditch didn't fall victim to a Saturday letdown during the third round of the Valero Texas Open. A day after taking a one-shot lead, Bowditch was strong again, shooting a 4-under 68 to stretch his advantage to three shots entering Sunday's final round at TPC San Antonio.

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Friday coverage

5 Things: Bowditch leads; Mickelson makes cut; more

Despite a double bogey on his final hole, Steven Bowditch leads by a shot after two rounds of the Valero Texas Open while Phil Mickelson made the cut on the number.

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Thursday coverage

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Pat Perez and Danny Lee managed 4-under 68s to hold the clubhouse lead, while Andrew Loupe was 4 under through 11 holes before play was halted due to darkness on Thursday evening at the Valero Texas Open.

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