Noh cruises to win at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship

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Updated: September 15, 2013

Columbus, OH (Sports Network) – Seung-Yul Noh carded a 2-under 69 on Sunday to
cruise to a 5-stroke win at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship,
the third event of the Web.com Tour Finals.

Noh, who earned his first career win on the Web.com Tour, finished the
tournament at 12-under-par 272. With the victory, Noh moved into the top spot
on the playoff money list, which assured him of retaining his PGA Tour card
for next season with just one event left on the Web.com Tour schedule.

“I wasn’t nervous today and felt very comfortable,” Noh said.

The top 25 from the regular season tour money list already have their PGA Tour
cards for next season, but are still playing for priority ranking. The next
available 25 from the finals series money list will also earn their PGA Tour
cards for next season.

Noh finished 160th on the PGA Tour’s FedExCup standings this season, causing
him to have to play in these playoffs to regain his card for next season.

Edward Loar fired a 6-under 65 in his final round at Ohio State University
Golf Club’s Scarlet Course to jump into sole possession of second place at 7-
under 277.

John Peterson (66) captured third at 6-under, while Ben Martin (67), Chesson
Hadley (71) and Tyrone Van Aswegen (73) shared fourth at 5-under.

Noh entered the final round with a 3-stroke lead over Jim Herman, but Noh
tripped to an early bogey at the third to fall to 9-under and cut his
advantage to two.

Herman then birdied the fourth to pull within a shot of the lead, but he would
get no closer thanks to a 2-stroke swing at the fifth, where Noh rolled in a
birdie and Herman bogeyed.

Noh would add gains at the sixth and seventh to move to 12-under, opening up a
3-stroke lead over Van Aswegen, who birdied the fourth and sixth to grab
second at minus-9.

Noh was not pressured for the remainder of the day, with his lead stretching
as high as six strokes before he countered a birdie at the 12th with a bogey
at the 14th to cruise to the big win.

“The birdie on No. 5 was the turning point,” said Noh. “I hit a 5-iron to
about four feet and then on No. 6, I made about a 35-40-footer for another
birdie.”

NOTES: Noh’s 5-stroke victory was the largest in tournament history,
surpassing the previous mark of two strokes by Daniel Summerhays in the
inaugural tournament in 2007 … Peterson moved to fifth in the playoff money
list and also secured a PGA Tour card for next season … The money leader at
the end of the four Web.com Tour’s playoff events will earn fully exempt
status on the PGA Tour and earn a spot in The Players Championship … The
playoffs conclude in two weeks with the Tour Championship at TPC Craig Ranch.