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Trahan earns his first PGA win at Madison

Oct. 1, 2006 at 8:58 PM

MADISON, Miss., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- D.J. Trahan beat Joe Durant in a three-hole playoff Sunday to win the PGA's Southern Farm Bureau Classic in Madison, Miss.

His first win was on the tour was wire-to-wire and came after a shaky 1-under-par 71 in the fourth round.

Durant qualified for the extra play with a 6-under 66.

Both players had overall scores of 13-under 275.

Trahan birdied the 18th three times in a row for the victory.

"That was pretty sweet," he admitted to reporters in a post-tournament media session. "It was just a complete grind out there today. I hung in there, and I'm proud of that. And I'm glad to be sitting here."

Lee Janzen (70) was third; J.P. Hayes (68) was fourth; and there was a three-way tie for fifth place among Ted Purdy (68), Ted Purdy (69), and Glen Day (66).

That trio had a score of 10-under 278.

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