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Huh bests Allenby after 8 playoff holes

Feb. 26, 2012 at 7:41 PM   |   Comments

RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- John Huh battled with Robert Allenby over seven playoff holes Sunday before finally beating him on the eighth to win the Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera.

Huh, a PGA Tour rookie, carded an 8-under-par 63 in the final round, while Allenby blew a chance to win the event in regulation when he stumbled to a double-bogey on the par-four 18th to close out the round with a 6-under 65.

Both golfers finished at 13-under-par 271, then embarked on their marathon playoff at El Camaleon Golf Course.

Each matched pars over the first seven holes before Allenby faltered on the eighth with a bogey. Huh posted yet another par to claim his first PGA Tour title.

Sharing third place were Matt Every and Colt Knost, each of whom fired 5-under 66s to finish at minus-11.

Chris Stroud (71) finished in a four-way tie for third place one shot further back after missing a chance to make it a three-way playoff with a double-bogey on the final regulation hole.

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