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Ryan Palmer wins Ginn sur Mer Classic

Nov. 2, 2008 at 6:46 PM

PALM COAST, Fla., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Ryan Palmer sank a 10-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday and won the Ginn sur Mer Classic in Palm Coast, Fla., by a stroke over five players.

Palmer's closing 1-under-par 71 gave him a 7-under 281 for the event on the Conservatory course.

George McNeill (69), Nicholas Thompson (69), Vaugn Taylor (70), Ken Duke (71) and Michael Letzig (73) shared second place at 6-under 282.

Palmer's victory, for which he collected $828,000, was his first since he won the Funai Classic at Walt Disney World in 2004.

"I've been struggling because my stats are so good and I haven't been getting the results," Palmer said. "But I'll tell you what -- what a patient week. It was unbelievable."

Palmer had made just three top-10 finishes previously this season.

Thirty players ended up within five shots of Palmer's winning total.

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