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Appleby fires a 59, wins Greenbrier

Aug. 1, 2010 at 6:45 PM   |   Comments

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Stuart Appleby shot only the fifth round of 59 in PGA Tour history Sunday and hung on for a victory at the Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia.

The Australian's dead-accurate, 11-foot putt on the 18th hole easily found the cup to complete his history-making round of 11-under-par 59, and he celebrated 30 minutes later in the clubhouse as Jeff Overton's attempt to overtake him at 22-under 258 fell one stroke short.

Appleby's 59 was the second in 25 days on the PGA Tour. Paul Goydos shot the fourth 59 in history July 8 during in the first round of the John Deere Classic.

Overton's try at a 4-foot birdie putt on the 17th lipped out and he could only manage a par on the final hole, finishing alone in second place at 21-under 259.

Brendan de Jonge (65) claimed sole possession of third place at minus-17.

Fourth place went to Woody Austin (63), Paul Stankowski (64) and Roger Tambellini (65), all of whom finished at minus-15.

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