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Greg Chalmers eagles final hole to earn 1st PGA victory

By The Sports Xchange

Needing a par or better on the final hole to win the Barracuda Championship, Australia's Greg Chalmers went above and beyond to register his first PGA Tour win.

Chalmers eagled the 72nd hole to seal a six-point victory Sunday in Reno, Nev. He carded a final-round score of 4 using the Modified Stableford scoring system, and he finished at 43.

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Gary Woodland also had a fourth-round 4 to wind up at 37.

The alternate-field tournament was played concurrently with the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

Heading to hole No. 18, Chalmers was sitting at 38 with Woodland done at 37. A bogey would have forced a playoff, but Chalmers knocked in a short eagle putt for five points.

With the victory, Chalmers, 42, qualifies for the Open Championship at Royal Troon in Scotland later this month. He also earned $576,000 from the Barracuda Championship's $3.2 million purse.

Colt Knost (final-round 10) came in third place at 35. Tim Herron had the best round of the day Sunday, 13, and he jumped from 19th place to fourth.

Brendan Steele (12) and Steve Wheatcroft (5) tied for fifth at 32.

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First-round leader Martin Laird of Scotland (3) and Ben Martin (minus-2) shared seventh place at 31.

Kyle Reifers (9), Sam Saunders (8) and Argenina's Miguel Angel Carballo (8) wound up at 30 tie for ninth.

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