Tom Lewis sees midway challenge slip away on PGA Tour at Palm Harbor

Welwyn Garden City golfer Tom Lewis

Welwyn Garden City's Tom Lewis saw his challenge at Palm Harbor fall away late on. - Credit: DAVID DAVIES/PA

Welwyn Garden City golfer Tom Lewis saw his challenge for the Valspar Championship disappear after a disappointing second half.

The 30-year-old was tied for sixth at the halfway point at Innisbrook's Copperhead course in Florida, just five shots off the lead, thanks to a bogey-free 65 in round two.

Starting on the back nine, Lewis began with a birdie and added two more at the 14th and 17th before coming home with three more birdies, including sinking a 26-foot putt on the seventh.

But he couldn't find that form over the final two rounds, hitting a three-over-par 74 and a 72, rounds that included 10 bogeys, to slip to 42nd with a tournament total of two under.

Sam Burns took his first win on the PGA Tour winning by three shots from USA compatriot Keegan Bradley.

England's Paul Casey finished with a 68 to jump 26 places to equal 21st on five under, level with fellow Britons Ian Poulter and Russell Knox.

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