South Africa's Erik Van Rooyen finished five points clear of the field in California to claim the Barracuda Championship with 50 points in the modified Stableford scoring system.

The 31-year-old picked up an eagle - worth five points - and six birdies, worth two points each, en route to a final round score of 16.

The only blemish on his card was a bogey on the fifth, which cost him one point.

Van Rooyen finished five points ahead of runner-up Andrew Putnam, who only scored 11 on Sunday despite opening his account with an eagle and three birdies on the first four holes.

Padraig Harrington had missed the cut at the event on Friday which had been set at 10 points after a score of seven over the first two rounds, with a total of eight birdies, three bogeys and two double bogeys.