Nonwinners dominate leaderboard


AVONDALE, La. – The Zurich Classic has been kind in recent years to first-timers, so it was little surprise to see that the top four players on the leaderboard Sunday were all vying for their maiden victory.

Seung-Yul Noh managed to get off the schneid, finishing at 19-under 269, but Andrew Svoboda (69) and Robert Streb (70) earned invaluable experience by finishing in a tie for second, two shots behind.

The T-2 finish at TPC Louisiana marked their first-ever top 10s on the PGA Tour.

Streb was only two shots behind until he bogeyed the par-3 17th. Svoboda wasn’t much of a factor until a too-little-too-late birdie on the home hole.

In fourth place was Jeff Overton, who couldn’t pull any closer on the back nine, shooting an even-par 36. Still, it represented his best finish since a runner-up at the 2011 CIMB Classic.

“Any time you finish in the top five and you have a chance to win, it’s always fun,” he said. “It’s just frustrating at the same time.”