Top-30 for Power as Hughes captures Sanderson Farms Championship

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Seamus Power (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Séamus Power opened his PGA Tour account for the 2022/23 season with a T-30 finish as Canadian Mackenzie Hughes came through a playoff to win the Sanderson Farms Championship.

West Waterford’s Power produced his fourth under-par round of the week, signing off with a one-under 71 for an eight-under par tournament tally.

Power traded four birdies with three bogeys, including two sixes on the par-5s to share 30th and bank $45,337 in a promising start to the new season for the ever-consistent 35-year old.

Power finished nine shots off the playoff pace set by Hughes and Austrian Sepp Straka who tied at 17-under in regulation, with the former delivering the winning moment on the second extra hole, draining an 8-foot birdie after Straka had narrowly missed a 20-footer from the fringe.

“I’m over the moon,” said Hughes. “I had some moments today where I was tested and was able to pull through. It’s kind of my MO a little bit is to scramble and save some pars. I had to do that a little bit today on the back nine.

“Yeah, did everything I possibly could, just grinded my butt off, and luckily it was good enough.”

“You know, winning gives you a lot of confidence. It validates a lot of work I’ve been putting in. It’s just really hard to win. I know this gets said a lot, but I’ve been close a lot in the last five years, and to finally get one and get that monkey off my back for the second one is just the greatest feeling in the world.”

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