Blixt wins 1st PGA title at Open

Oct. 14, 2012 at 8:31 PM
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SAN MARTIN, Calif., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Jonas Blixt fired a 3-under-par 68 in the final round Sunday, holding off a charge by two competitors to claim his first PGA Tour victory at the Open.

Blixt finished at 16-under-par 268 -- one stroke better than Jason Kokrak and Tim Petrovic.

The Swede birdied the par-4 17th, moving to minus-16 at CordeValle Golf Club.

Kokrak pulled to within a stroke when he eagled the same hole, but parred the last to register a round of 68, finishing one back at 15-under.

Petrovic, meanwhile, had a chance to force a playoff but two-putted for par on the 18th, also ending a single shot off the pace.

Jimmy Walker zoomed into a share of fourth place at minus-14 thanks to a course-record tying 9-under 62.

Also ending at 14-under were Vijay Singh (68), Alexandre Rocha (68) and third-round leader John Mallinger (72).

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