Potter and Kelly duel in playoff

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IOL pic july9 golf men ted potter Associated Press Ted Potter Junior waves to the crowd as he celebrates winning the Greenbrier Classic in White Sulphur Springs on Sunday.

White Sulphur Springs - PGA Tour rookie Ted Potter Junior won his first title on the US circuit with a nerve-jangling playoff victory over fellow American Troy Kelly at the Greenbrier Classic in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, on Sunday.

Left-hander Potter sealed the win with a four-foot birdie putt at the third extra hole, the par-three 18th, after Kelly missed his attempt from 45 feet.

Potter had a golden opportunity to wrap up victory one hole earlier, at the par-five 17th, but he lipped out with a birdie putt from five feet.

The duo had finished the regulation 72 holes on 16-under-par 264, Kelly closing with a four-under 66 on the Old White TPC Course and Potter finishing eagle-birdie for a 64.

South Korean Charlie Wi eagled the 17th on the way to a 65 to share third place at 14 under with PGA Tour rookie Charlie Beljan (67). - Reuters

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