(File pix) Xander Schauffele of the United States plays a shot on the 15th hole during the final round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions at the Plantation Course at Kapalua Golf Club on Jan 6, 2019 in Lahaina, Hawaii. AFP Photo

Xander Schauffele equalled the course record with an 11-under-par 62 to win the Sentry Tournament of Champions by a stroke ahead of Gary Woodland in Hawaii on Sunday.

Schauffele started the final round five strokes behind overnight leader Woodland and fell further back with a bogey at the first at the Kapalua Plantation course on Maui.

But two eagles – the second from 105 yards at the par-four 12th – and eight birdies catapulted the American to his fourth victory on the PGA Tour.

He finished at 23-under 269, while Woodland shot 68 for second place.

Rory McIlroy, who started the day in second, faded with a 72 to finish eight shots back tied for fourth. -- Reuters

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