Jonathan Byrd slips to seventh-place finish after 73 at The Memorial

Kyle Stanley 37th after 70 on Sunday, Brent Delahoussaye 11th in Nationwide tournament

Jonathan Byrd hits his tee shot on the sixth hole during the second round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, May 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

Jonathan Byrd hits his tee shot on the sixth hole during the second round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, May 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

Nothing came easy for Jonathan Byrd in the final round of The Memorial.

The former Clemson star, who opened the final round alone in second place and trying for his third PGA Tour victory in eight months, struggled to a one-over 73 and slipped into a tie for seventh place at Muirfield Village in Dublin, OH on Sunday.

Byrd, who trailed eventual winner Steve Stricker by three shots when he began play in the final round, got off to a good start and was two-under after his first seven holes. He double-bogeyed the par-three eighth hole, however, and got back under par with a birdie at the par-five 11th, but then took a roller coaster ride the rest of the way.

A bogey-birdie cycle ended with bogeys at No. 16 and 18 for his final 73. He finished at eight-under – seven shots behind Stricker.

The top-10 finish was the fourth of the season for Byrd, who stands 12th on the Fed Ex Cup points list with 1,111.

Kyle Stanley finished 37th after shooting a final-round 70.

In the Nationwide Tour’s Melwood Prince George County Open at the University of Maryland Golf Course at College Park, Brent Delahoussaye finished 11th at 11-under after rounds of 67-70-69-67.

Tommy Biershenk tied for 27th at six-under after shooting a final-round 66, and Charles Warren tieed for 38th at four-under.

Steve Wheatcroft was a runaway winner in the tournament at 29-under, with rounds of 66-60-65-64.

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