News 12 @ 11 Sunday March 30, 2009
AVONDALE, La. (AP) -- Andres Romero won the Zurich Classic,
closing with a 4-under 68 for a one-stroke victory over Australia's
The Argentine got to 13 under to claim his first PGA Tour title
in his 12th career start. Romero was a shot behind John Merrick after the completion of the rain-suspended third round earlier in the day. Merrick shot a 73 to finish four shots back.
Lonard had a chance to force a playoff, but missed a long birdie
putt on 18 and signed for a 69. The consolation for Lonard is that the runner-up finish should get him into the Masters by moving him from Number 72 to Number 50 in the world. The Zurich Classic was the final week to earn a spot at Augusta National through the world ranking.
Romero already qualified for the Masters with his third-place finish last summer in the British Open, a result that helped him earn a 2008 PGA Tour card.
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