Stallings finishes second at St. Jude Classic

The Oak Ridge resident had the lead on the back nine, but a pair of errant shots hurt his chances of picking up his third PGA Tour win.

MEMPHIS, TN - JUNE 9: Scott Stallings hits a drive on the second hole during the final round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind on June 9, 2013 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP/WVLT) — Harris English won the St. Jude Classic on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, birdieing two of the final three holes to hold off Phil Mickelson and Scott Stallings by two strokes.

The 23-year-old former Georgia star in his second year on tour survived a final round where he had six birdies and five bogeys to shoot a 1-under 69. He finished at 12-under 268.

English made a 5-foot birdie putt on No. 16 to tie Stallings for the lead, but Stallings bogeyed No. 18 to give English the lead to himself. English made a 17-foot birdie putt on No. 17, and two-putted No. 18 to pick up the winner's check of $1,026,000.

Stallings started the day four back of third round leader Shawn Stefani, but he shot four-under on the front nine to surge to the lead.

He had a two shot lead thru 14, but he double-bogeyed 15, dropping him back into a tie for first.

Stallings had a 68.


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