Hart and DiMarco Capture CVS Charity Classic in Playoff


BARRINGTON, R.I. -- Dudley Hart forced a playoff with a birdie on the final hole and then sank another birdie on the third extra hole to give him and his partner Chris DiMarco the victory at the CVS Charity Classic.
Hart and DiMarco outlasted Stewart Cink and Jeff Toms in the two-day better- ball event at the Rhode Island Country Club. Hart and DiMarco took home $230,000 of the $1.2 million purse.
Hart's eight-foot birdie on the last hole of regulation got his team to 20-under 122 and forced a tie with Cink and Toms, who set a tournament record with a 14-under 57 in the second round. On the third playoff hole, Hart drained a 25-footer for birdie.
Cink just missed on his birdie attempt at the 18th hole that would have forced a fourth extra hole.
Each team parred the first playoff hole. Cink then rolled in a seven-footer for birdie on the second hole, but Hart matched that with a six-footer.
Hart and DiMarco were tied with defending champions Mark Calcavecchia and Nick Price after Monday's opening round at 11-under 60. However, Calcavecchia and Price could only manage par on each of the holes on the back nine after going 17-under through the first 27 holes.
The team of Steve Elkington and Craig Stadler tied for third at 18-under with David Duval and Peter Jacobsen.