GREER, South Carolina — Nick Flanagan won the Nationwide Tour’sBMW Charity Pro-Am for the second time in six years, beating fellowAustralian Cameron Percy on Sunday with a par on the third hole ofa playoff. Flanagan, a three-time winner on the tour in 2007, closed with a4-under 67 on the Thornblade Club course to match Percy at 15-under271. Percy finished with a 66. Flanagan birdied the final hole in regulation, while Percy closedwith a bogey. Volvo Vcads
Percy, leading at 16 under in the group ahead of Flanagan, missed a10-foot par putt on the 72nd hole. Flanagan hooked his second shotat the 491-yard, par-4 18th, with the ball hitting a televisioncameraman and caroming onto the green, nearly clipping the cupbefore settling 15 feet away to set up his birdie. Sometimes it’s better to be lucky rather than good, obviously.You’ve got to take every break you can get out here, Flanagansaid. The birdie putt was pretty much straight away and I had apretty good read. China Car Key Cutting Machines
As soon as I hit it I felt like it was going in.It bobbled on the way, but it had enough speed to get there. They played the uphill 18th three more times in the playoff, withPercy handing the title to Flanagan with a double bogey on thethird extra hole. Flanagan won with a tap-in par. Percy’s tee shot on the third extra hole went into the trees to theleft after hitting a cart path, while Flanagan was in the middle ofthe fairway. Excavator Parts Manufacturer
I just hit a bad tee shot on that last one, Percy said. Itried to hit it too hard. When it hit the path I was in all kindsof trouble. They opened the playoff with bogeys, then traded pars. It’s a tough finish when you’re hitting 5-irons and 6-irons intothe hole, Flanagan said.
It’s just a matter of endurance andgetting it somewhere near the green and making a par. Making only his second start on the tour this year, Flanagan earnedUS$108,000 to jump to 11th on the money list. He also played in thePGA Tour’s Wells Fargo Championship, missing the cut.