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Fretes Edges Out Kuchar in Mexican Playoff

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Raul Fretes of Paraguay just edged out the more famous Matt Kuchar of America in the final round of the Mexican Masters in Guadalajara, Mexico.
 
Part of the Lucent Technologies Tour de las Americas, the Masters was sent into a playoff this year, and was not decided until the fifth extra hole.
 
After finishing in a tie for first at 12-under-par in regulation, the two battled it out with a series of five pars, until Kuchar hit a poor tee shot at the par-3 17th, and then missed his long attempt for par.
 
'That sort of playoff is hard on the nerves,' Fretes said. 'I feel very fortunate.'
 
Said the former Georgia Tech standout: 'I hit a number of poor shots during the day but to save one more bad one of the playoff was obviously disappointing.'
 
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