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Baddeley wins the Heritage Classic

April 16, 2006 at 7:10 PM   |   Comments

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C., April 16 (UPI) -- With a par at 18 Sunday, Aaron Baddeley won the Heritage Classic at Hilton Head Island, S.C., by one stroke over Jim Furyk.

It was Baddeley's first win on the PGA Tour, and the second straight year that Furyk was the runner-up at the Heritage Classic.

Baddeley ended at 15-under-par 269 after a final round of 1-under 70. He became the fourth Australian to win the tournament, joining Graham Marsh, Greg Norman and 2005 champion Peter Lonard.

"I was talking with a friend of mine about trying to keep the trophy in Australia because Peter Lonard won it last year," said Baddeley, who missed the cut in 2001. "It's fantastic. It's great to keep it in Australia."

Furyk, who was tied with Baddeley after round three, finished at 14-under 270 after a closing 71. He had two bogeys among his last seven holes.

Vaughn Taylor (66) and Billy Mayfair (69) shared third place at 13-under-par 271.

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