Reifers Wins by 3 Over Triplett at Pebble

Kyle Reifers pulled away in the final round, shooting 4-under-par 68 to win the 49th TaylorMade Pebble Beach Invitational by three strokes over Kirk Triplett at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

The tournament was played at Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill and Spanish Bay over the first three days, but only at Pebble in the final round.

The 37-year-old Reifers, whose two previous pro victories include the 2006 Chattanooga Classic on what is now the Korn Ferry Tour, posted a score of 70-68-69-68—275, 13-under, in firm and fast conditions on the Monterey Peninsula.

Triplett, who has won four different tournaments at Pebble including two on the PGA Tour Champions, finished at 71-70-68-69—278, while Brandon Wu of Stanford shot 69-66-71-74—280 to tie for third with Stephan Jeager of Germany, who wound up at 65-72-69-74—280.

Taylor Montgomery was fifth at 74-69-67-71—281, while Theo Humphrey totaled 71-67-74-70—282 to tie for sixth with Austin Smotherman of Loomis, who finished at 70-67-70-75—282.

Ricky Barnes of Stockton carded a score of 72-70-70-71—283 to tie for eighth with Esteban Toledo of Mexico, who shot 65-72-75-71—283, while Dawie van der Walt of South Africa was 10th at 71-73-69-72—285.

Alison Lee of Los Angeles and UCLA, who plays on the LPGA Tour, was the highest woman finisher in a tie for 14th at 72-67-70-79—288.

Past winners of the TaylorMade Pebble Beach Invitational, which was founded in 1972, include Johnny Miller, John Daly, Juli Inkster, Al Geiberger, Mark Brooks, Nick Watney, Kirk Triplett, Tom Lehman, Scott McCarron, Duffy Waldorf, Tom Pernice Jr., Kevin Kisner, Tommy Armour III, Olin Browne. Rocco Mediate, Loren Roberts, Kevin Sutherland, Mark Calcavecchia, Bobby Clampett and Jay Haas.

Because of restrictions in place because of the Coronavirus pandemic, no fans were allowed to attend the event for the first time in the tournament’s history.

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