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Power falters on the back nine but picks up bumper cheque for his effort at AT&T Byron Nelson

By Aaron Murphy  

Seamus Power. Photograph by Golffile

Seamus Power signed off at the AT&T Byron Nelson with a two under par 70 to finish in a tie for ninth place, seven shots behind K.H. Lee, who won the tournament on 25 under par.

At the start of the day Power was four shots adrift of Sam Burns and he made a fantastic start, dropping four birdies on the front nine to make the turn in 31 strokes on five under par.

Having made just one bogey in 66 holes the Waterford man saw his title hopes disappear on the par-4 13th when he hit his drive into the fairway bunker, leaving him 216 yards to the green. He splashed out into play and  hit his approach into the rough, right of the green, then chipped on to six feet and missed his putt for bogey.

He bogeyed the next, racing a 20 foot par putt past the hole and missed the return before parring his way home.

“It’s good to get finished because it was horrible sitting out and waiting for two-and-a-half hours for the restart, as we weren’t sure when we were called off when we would get back on”, said Power.

“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.

“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 and hopefully improve on this result.”

Power banked $212,625  for tied ninth place, his biggest cheque this season.

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