Rich Barcelo captures Cox Classic


Nationwide TourOMAHA, Neb. ' Rich Barcelo shot a 6-under 65 to win on the Nationwide Tour for the first time, defeating Tom Gillis by a stroke in the Cox Classic.
The 34-year-old Barcelo had missed the cut twice and withdrew once in his previous three tournaments, but he emerged from a crowd at the top of the leaderboard Sunday by shooting his fourth consecutive round of under 70.
The Long Beach, Calif., native birdied three of his last five holes, finished at 20-under 264 and earned $130,500 of the $725,000 purse.
Gillis also finished strong, with birdies on three of the last four holes. He shot a final-round 66 and ended at 19-under 265.
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