May 17, 2021 By Michael Dorgan
Ireland’s Seamus Power scored his biggest payday of the season Sunday after a promising top 10 finish at the AT&T Byron Nelson in Texas.
The County Waterford man banked a chunky $175,000 check for his 18 under par scorecard which left him tied for ninth place – seven shots behind tournament winner KH Lee.
Power was bang in contention during the final round of play Sunday after a scorching 31 in the front 9 put him within two shots of the lead.
However, as the rain gushed down Power’s challenge soon washed away and a 39 on the back 9 left him 7 shots behind the South Korean. Heavy rain with lightning in the air caused play to be suspended for two-and-a-half hours.
The 34-year-old will have to wait a little longer to clinch his first win on the PGA Tour but he remained upbeat after the day’s proceedings at the TPC Craig Ranch.
“I felt really good warming-up and then also from right out of the gate but then I just didn’t quite handle the rain as well as I should but it was a lovely front nine, and nice to give myself a chance,” Power said after the tournament.
“It’s a step in the right direction and I now have the next couple of weeks off, so I have of lot of good things to build on and hope to be back in action in three weeks’ time and hopefully improve on this result.”
Elsewhere Padraig Harrington had missed the cut by three shots.