October 17, 2016 / 1:07 AM / 10 months ago

Golf-Steele grabs win with fast finish at Safeway Open

Oct 16 (Reuters) - Californian Brendan Steele birdied the final three holes to snatch a one-stroke victory at the Safeway Open in northern California on Sunday.

Cycling fan Steele, hardly sighted on the leaderboard all week, timed his finishing sprint perfectly with a seven-under-par 65 at Silverado Resort in Napa.

He sank a seven-footer at the last to finish at 18-under 270 for his second PGA Tour victory, after previously winning the 2011 Texas Open.

Third-round leader Patton Kizzire (70) made a mess of the par-five 18th, but salvaged a par to claim second place on 17-under in the opening event of the 2016-17 PGA Tour season.

Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina; Editing by Ian Ransom

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