Stallings battles to victory at Torrey Pines

2:48 AM, Jan 27, 2014   |    comments
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La Jolla, CA ( - Scott Stallings birdied the 72nd hole on Sunday to break through a crowd and win the Farmers Insurance Open.

Stallings, who won for the third time in the last four years on the PGA Tour, closed with a 4-under 68. He ended the tournament at 9-under-par 279.

He finished one clear of a field that was so bunched that 10 different players had at least a piece of the lead during the round.

K.J. Choi fired the low round of the last two days as he shot 6-under 66 to grab a piece of second place at minus-8. He was joined in second by Graham DeLaet and Jason Day, who both shot 68 in the final round, as well as Pat Perez (70) and 2010 runner-up Marc Leishman (71).

Charley Hoffman posted a 5-under 67 to soar 20 spots into a share of seventh at 7-under 281. He ended alongside Will MacKenzie and Ryo Ishikawa, who both closed with 70s on Sunday.

Trevor Immelman, Seung-Yul Noh and Justin Thomas all managed 3-under 69s on Sunday. They shared 10th place with Brad Fritsch (71), third-round leader Gary Woodland (74) and Russell Knox (70).


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