Stone flies SA flag at 100th PGA Championship

Brandon Stone (Getty Images)
Brandon Stone (Getty Images)

St. Louis - Brandon Stone was the best performing South African golfer at this past weekend's 100th PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club.

Stone, who started with a four-under par 66 in Thursday's opening round, fired three consecutive two-under par 68s to finish tied for 12th and eight-under par for the tournament, eight shots behind winner Brooks Koepka from America.

Branden Grace finished tied for 27th at six-under par, while Dylan Frittelli ended tied for 31st on five-under par.

Charl Schwartzel, who was within four shots of Koepka at the end of Saturday's third round, shot a disappointing five-over par 75 in Sunday's final round to finish three-under and tied for 42nd.

Justin Harding failed to make the cut for the weekend, while Louis Oosthuizen pulled out shortly before the start of the tournament with a back injury.

South African-born Johan Kok also participated as one of the PGA club pros but failed to make the cut.

Scores from Sunday's final round of the 100th PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club (par-70):

264 - Brooks Koepka (USA) 69-63-66-66

266 - Tiger Woods (USA) 70-66-66-64

267 - Adam Scott (AUS) 70-65-65-67

269 - Stewart Cink (USA) 67-69-66-67, Jon Rahm (ESP) 68-67-66-68

270 - Thomas Pieters (BEL) 67-66-71-66, Francesco Molinari (ITA) 68-67-68-67, Justin Thomas (USA) 69-65-68-68, Gary Woodland (USA) 64-66-71-69

271 - Rafa Cabrera Bello (ESP) 70-68-69-64, Tyrrell Hatton (ENG) 71-67-69-64

272 - Jordan Spieth (USA) 71-66-69-66, Chez Reavie (USA) 71-68-67-66, Brandon Stone (RSA) 66-68-68-68, Daniel Berger (USA) 73-65-66-68, Kevin Kisner (USA) 67-64-72-69, Shane Lowry (IRL) 69-64-69-70, Rickie Fowler (USA) 65-67-69-71

273 - Zach Johnson (USA) 66-70-71-66, Kevin Na (USA) 70-69-68-66, Jason Kokrak (USA) 68-67-71-67, Justin Rose (ENG) 67-69-69-68, Matt Wallace (ENG) 71-66-68-68, Webb Simpson (USA) 68-68-68-69, Julian Suri (USA) 69-66-68-70, Jason Day (AUS) 67-68-67-71

274 - Ryan Fox (NZL) 68-70-68-68, Branden Grace (RSA) 68-70-68-68, Dustin Johnson (USA) 67-66-72-69, Patrick Cantlay (USA) 68-67-70-69

275 - Dylan Frittelli (RSA) 73-67-67-68, Chris Kirk (USA) 68-70-68-69, Emiliano Grillo (ARG) 69-67-69-70, Ian Poulter (ENG) 67-70-68-70

276 - Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) 68-69-73-66, J.J. Spaun (USA) 69-68-72-67, Russell Knox (SCO) 71-68-69-68, Tommy Fleetwood (ENG) 69-70-69-68, Billy Horschel (USA) 68-69-69-70, Pat Perez (USA) 67-67-70-72, Xander Schauffele (USA) 70-67-67-72

277 - Tony Finau (USA) 74-66-69-68, Im Sung-jae (KOR) 71-67-71-68, Jimmy Walker (USA) 69-70-69-69, Brandt Snedeker (USA) 72-67-69-69, Keegan Bradley (USA) 69-68-71-69, Martin Kaymer (GER) 71-69-67-70, Ben Kern (USA) 71-69-67-70, Charl Schwartzel (RSA) 70-63-69-75

278 - Russell Henley (USA) 74-65-71-68, Austin Cook (USA) 67-72-69-70, Brice Garnett (USA) 71-68-69-70, Rory McIlroy (NIR) 70-67-71-70, Seungsu Han (USA) 74-66-66-72, Andrew Landry (USA) 73-65-69-71

279 - Cameron Smith (AUS) 74-66-73-66, Thorbjorn Olesen (DEN) 70-68-73-68, An Byeong-hun (KOR) 70-70-69-70

280 - Jhonattan Vegas (VEN) 70-70-70-70, Ollie Schniederjans (USA) 67-71-72-70, Andrew Putnam (USA) 68-69-72-71, Satoshi Kodaira (JPN) 71-68-69-72, Ryan Moore (USA) 69-70-68-73, Eddie Pepperell (ENG) 72-66-67-75

281 - Chris Stroud (USA) 69-70-76-66, Kevin Chappell (USA) 69-71-70-71, Ross Fisher (USA) 68-69-73-71, Adrian Otaegui (ESP) 73-67-69-72, Yuta Ikeda (JPN) 68-69-71-73, Mike Lorenzo-Vera (FRA) 73-65-70-73

282 - Charles Howell (USA) 74-66-72-70, Jim Furyk (USA) 69-71-71-71, Brian Harman (USA) 72-68-71-71, Marc Leishman (AUS) 68-71-72-71, Nick Watney (USA) 75-65-70-72, Joaquin Niemann (CHI) 68-71-71-72, Ted Potter (USA) 74-66-68-74

283 - Vijay Singh (FIJ) 71-69-71-72

287 - Brian Gay (USA) 67-73-75-72

289 - Scott Brown (USA) 72-68-74-75

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