Joaquín Niemann signs an irregular last lap at the Augusta Masters and leaves the top 30

The Chilean golfer ended his participation in the major with a +6 card, which left him in 36th place.

Joaquín Niemann signed an irregular turn during his farewell to the Augusta Masters. The Chilean golfer said goodbye to the event with a +2 card of the day, which left his accumulated throughout the event at +6. Without being able to improve his performance compared to Saturday, he finished in 32nd place, momentarily 15 strokes behind the leader and main candidate for the trophy, the American Scottie Scheffler.

Joaco did not arrive well on the last day of the major. His performance on Saturday made his aspirations to stay on the edge of the top too complicated for continued title chances. That day he concluded with a bad score of +5, in a race in which he was seen as very imprecise and far from the level he showed both Thursday and Friday, which allowed him to pass the cut to continue in the race and even placed him in the top 10 of the competition.

The man from Talagan, who went around accompanied by South African Christiaan Bezuidenhout, went out to seek his last revenge in a pitch that gave him several problems in the third round. Starting off on the right foot was essential to his goal of climbing as many ranks as possible. However, Niemann suffered initially. A bogey on the first hole immediately set things in motion for the National, forcing them to demand more than necessary once again.

The brand new champion of the recent Genesis Invitational had to justify himself as soon as possible, to at least stay tied and take care of his mark. And he succeeds. He improved his putting work at the second pin and got a birdie to get back in the game. The task now was to deliver another blow to the pitch and take advantage of the emotional blow to avoid making more mistakes.

Joaco was unable to take advantage of the section between holes 3 and 9 to improve his score. Far from a solid performance and without the pressure of fighting for the crown, the Chilean went out to face his last holes in one of the most important tournaments in the discipline. His illusion, unfortunately, was completely extinguished by the bogeys he recorded at pavilions 13 and 18, thus repeating the pattern of sad closings.

Whatever the end of his Masters adventure, Niemann has reason to celebrate. The first, the great experience of sharing a group with Tiger Woods on Thursday, while the second is that he surpassed the 40th place he obtained in the last edition of the competition. Little by little, Joaco imposed himself more and more on the main golf circuit in the world. The possibility of shining in a major is no longer so remote, since the PGA Championship awaits him between May 19 and 22.

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Source: Latercera

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