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Mulroy wins Nationwide event in playoff

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Nationwide Tour

GREER, S.C. – South Africa’s Garth Mulroy won the BMW Charity Pro-Am on Sunday for his second career Nationwide Tour title, beating Sunghoon Kang on the first hole of a playoff when the South Korean missed a 3-foot par putt.

“You never expect someone to miss from that distance, but it happens,” Mulroy said. “I was pretty shocked. I was probably already to the front of the green and thinking about the tee shot.”

The 32-year-old closed with a 4-under 67 on the Thornblade Club course to match Kang (69) at 18 under in the three-course tournament.

Kang, a conditional PGA Tour member, was making his first Nationwide Tour start.

“I missed so many putts today. It’s really disappointing, said Kang, who had 34 putts during the final round – 18 on the back nine. “I’ve got to work on my putting a little bit more.”

Mulroy earned $108,000.

“You never know if you’re going to get another one,” said Mulroy, also the 2009 South Georgia Classic winner. “This one was harder than the last one. With that one I was calmer, I was hitting the ball better and making birdies. Today after a little run on the front nine I got stuck on par for a while.”

New Zealand’s Danny Lee (65) was a stroke back, and Roberto Castro (65), B.J. Staten (64), Andrew Buckle (65), Will MacKenzie (66), Brent Delahoussaye (69) and Travis Hampshire (72) tied for fourth at 16 under.