To The Points


D.A. Points earned the first victory of his career by making birdie on the third extra playoff hole to defeat Rod Pampling and Mark Wurtz in the Buy.Com Inland Empire Open.
Points claimed the $76,500 winner's paycheck and moved from 128th to 38th on the money list.
The three players ended regulation play at 21-under par. On the first playoff hole, Wurtz hit his approach shot in water bordering the par-5 18th hole and made par. Pampling and Points each made birdie and proceeded to matched pars on the second extra hole.
Back at No. 18, Points two-putted from 65-feet for birdie while Pampling missed an 8-foot effort that would have extended the playoff.
'This week I got out of my own progress and stayed out of my own way,' Points said after firing a 68 to get in the playoff.
Full-field scores from the Buy.Com Inland Empire Open