Kelly edges Howell for win at New Orleans

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Augusta native Charles Howell has come up short in his bid to earn a spot in the 2010 Masters Tournament.

Howell shot 4-under-par 68 and tied for second after taking a brief lead in the final round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Jerry Kelly shot 71 and finished at 14-under 274 to earn his third career win on the PGA Tour.

Howell, Rory Sabbatini (67) and Charlie Wi (68) finished a shot back.

Howell was 5 under on the front nine to take the lead. He held a one-shot lead over Kelly, who led after 54 holes.

Howell missed out on this year's Masters for the first time since 2002.

 
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