Paul Barjon prevails in playoff to win Korn Ferry Tour’s Huntsville Championship
May 2, 2021 8:14 pm
By Julie Williams (Follow)
After two extra holes at the end of the Huntsville Championship, it was time for Paul Barjon to pull out the fireworks. The native of New Caledonia (a French territory in the South Pacific) was in a three-way tie at the end of regulation with Billy Kennerly and Mito Pereira, and on the third playoff hole – The Ledge’s par-5 10th – Barjon sealed the title with a well-timed eagle.
Barjon poured in a 20-footer for the win, his first on the Korn Ferry Tour.
The 28-year-old has now played 25 events in this 2020-21 super season. This is his sixth top-10 finish. He has finished with at least a share of second three times this season.
New Caledonia is now home to a #KornFerryTour winner.
Congrats to Paul Barjon on a playoff victory @HuntsvilleChamp! 🏆
Eagle on the third extra hole at The Ledges. pic.twitter.com/n3a59wnRpV
— Korn Ferry Tour (@KornFerryTour) May 2, 2021
At the Ledges, Barjon, who played college golf at TCU, posted rounds of 65-67-64-69 to reach 15 under and a share of the lead.Kennerly, who shot a final-round 63 to get into the playoff, dropped out after a bogey on the second playoff hole. Barjon needed every bit of the eagle, considering that Pereira made birdie on that final extra hole.
In his only other Korn Ferry Tour playoff, at the 2020 El Bosque Mexico Championship, Barjon lost to Chad Ramey. This evens the score.