Australian Porter wins Nationwide Tour event


Nationwide Tour

VALDOSTA, Ga. – Australia’s Ewan Porter won the South Georgia Classic for his second Nationwide Tour title, parring the last four holes in fading light Sunday to hold off Venezuela’s Jhonattan Vegas by a stroke.

Porter shot a 2-under 70 to finish at 11-under 277 at Davis Love III-designed Kinderlou Forest. Also the tour’s 2008 Moonah Classic winner in Australia, Porter earned $112,500 after missing the cuts in his first four starts of the year.

Vegas finished with a 71. Brandt Jobe (69) was third at 9 under, and Canadian David Hearn, the third-round leadeer, was 8 under after a 74.