After two more holes at the end of the Huntsville Championship, it was time for Paul Barjon to pull off the fireworks. The native of New Caledonia (a French territory in the South Pacific) was in a final three-way tie with Billy Kennerly and Mito Pereira, and on the third hole of the playoffs – 10th par-5 of The Ledge – Barjon sealed the title with an eagle at the right time.
Barjon invested a 20 footer for the win, his first on the Korn Ferry Tour.
The 28-year-old has now played 25 events in this super 2020-2021 season. This is his sixth place in the top 10. He has finished with at least a share of second three times this season.
At the Ledges, Barjon, who played college golf at TCU, posted rounds 65-67-64-69 to hit 15 cents and a share of the lead.
Kennerly, who shot a 63rd final round to advance to the playoffs, retired after a bogey on the second playoff hole. Barjon needed every piece of the eagle, given that Pereira birdieed that last extra hole.
In his only other Korn Ferry Tour knockout series, at the 2020 El Bosque Mexico Championship, Barjon lost to Chad Ramey. This equalizes the score.