Hoge looks impressive in 2nd place finish at The American Express
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Hudson Swafford went eagle-birdie at the 16th and 17th holes to cap a busy final round and win The American Express on Sunday in La Quinta, Calif.
Swafford's eagle, nine birdies and three bogeys added up to an 8-under 64 that catapulted him to victory after starting the day three strokes off the leaders. At 23-under 265, Swafford beat Fargo's Tom Hoge (68 Sunday) by two shots.
Hoge came up shy of earning his first win on tour but still played well. He had five birdies against one bogey, with four of his birdies coming on the back nine.
"It was nice to make a few putts coming in on, what was it, 12 and 17 was a nice one to make," Hoge said. "So I'll take some positives going forward and hopefully keep playing well next week at Torrey (Pines)."
More on Sunday's action at The American Express:
Bison wrestlers drop Big 12 match at Iowa State
Iowa State won eight of 10 matches and defeated North Dakota State 26-9 in a Big 12 matchup Sunday at Hilton Coliseum.
North Dakota State's Kellyn March pinned Ramazan Attasauove in 1 minute, 8 seconds at 133 pounds to give the Bison a 6-3 lead, but the Cyclones won three-straight decisions to go up 15-6.
NDSU's Luke Weber tightened the advantage to six points with a 2-1 decision over Isaac Judge at 165 pounds, but ISU slammed the door with wins in the final four matches.
No. 10-ranked Iowa State improved to 2-0 in the Big 12 and 9-1 overall. The Bison are 1-3 in the conference and 6-3 overall. They host their first conference duals of the season this weekend, taking on West Virginia at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, and Air Force at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 30.