Daniel Chopra was declared the winner of the Fresh Express Classic at TPC Stonebrae when heavy fog rolled into Northern California and ultimately forced the cancellation of the final round.
Chopra, who missed the cut in his only other start at the Panama Claro Championship, earned the win when he flirted with shooting a 59 in Saturday's third round. He was 10-under par through 16 holes on the par-70 layout and needed only one more birdie on his final two holes to join an elite group of players. His 45-foot birdie putt at No. 17 missed by inches and an errant second shot at No. 18 ultimately led to his only bogey of the day.
Chopra, a two-time PGA TOUR winner, collected his third Nationwide Tour title and his first since taking the 2004 Henrico County Open. The victory was worth $108,000 and moved him to No. 3 on the money list.
"We were eight minutes away from calling the tournament and suddenly the fog disappeared and we were playing," said Chopra. "For most of the day it looked like we weren't going to play. The hardest thing was the mental uncertainty because I haven't been in this position for a few years."
Couple more wins and he would get to play in PGA tour 2011 right away...