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Andrew Landry surges back, but doesn’t advance in playoffs

Andrew Landry wasn’t able to make the move he needed Sunday to advance in the FedEx Cup playoffs, but he did finish his 2018-19 PGA Tour season on the positive note of making a birdie on the final hole.

On a day he spent getting up-and-in out of bunkers, and having to overcome two balls in the water, the Port Neches-Groves ex still managed a one-under-par 71.

That left him tied for 30th at 279 in the Northern Trust Open over Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Landry concluded his season 96th on the FedEx Cup points list, six notches above fellow Groves native Chris Stroud.

Patrick Reed held off Abraham Ancer to win the championship by one shot. Reed shot 70 for 268.

Sunday’s highlight for Landry had to be a 5-foot, 9-inch birdie putt on Liberty National’s tough 18th.

It was his third birdie of the day. He’d knocked a shot off par with an 11-foot putt on the par-4 third and dropped a birdie-4 from 11-6 on the 13th hole.

Landry’s score would have been higher had it not been for a stellar performance from greenside bunkers.

He was 5-for-5 salvaging pars out of the sand. Two of his saving putts came from 9-6 and 11-10. He also saved par twice after hitting shots into the water.