Henley beats Staten in playoff at Jacksonville Open
- By Associated Press
- Oct 21, 2012 6:45 PM ET
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Russell Henley won the Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open on Sunday for his second Web.com Tour victory of the year, beating B.J. Staten with a par on the first hole of a playoff.
Henley birdied the final hole of regulation for a 5-under 65 to match Staten at 10-under 270 on Dye's Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass. Staten finished with a 68, then had a double bogey on the playoff hole.
Henley earned $108,000 to jump from ninth to third on the money list with $365,366. The tournament was the final full-field event of the year. The top 60 on the money list qualified for the season-ending Web.com Tour Championship next week in McKinney, Texas. The final top 25 will earn 2013 PGA Tour cards.
Henley also won the Chiquita Classic last month in North Carolina, beating Patrick Cantlay and Morgan Hoffmann with a par on the first hole of a playoff. Last year, while still a student at Georgia, Henley won the tour's Stadion Classic on his college course.
Staten earned a spot in the finale, making $64,800 to go from 69th to 32nd on the money list with $141,521.
Ben Martin shot a 68 to finish third at 8 under.
Aaron Watkins was 6 under after a 67, and Cantlay was another stroke back, along with Kevin Foley and Wes Roach. Cantlay closed with a 72, Foley shot a 67 and Roach had a 69.
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