Oh ousts Duval as youngest winner

Updated: September 29, 2003, 12:51 AM ET
Associated Press

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. -- James Oh became the youngest winner in Nationwide Tour history Sunday, beating Jess Daley in a playoff in the Mark Christopher Charity Classic.

Oh, who won with a birdie on the third extra hole, is 21 years, 5 months and 27 days. David Duval was the youngest previous winner, taking the 1993 Wichita Open at 21 years, 9 months.

Oh, also the 16th Monday qualifier to win on the tour, closed with an even-par 71 to match Daley (70) at 16-under 268 on the Empire Lakes Golf Club course. Oh earned $81,000 along with a tour exemption through the 2004 season.

"It's huge," Oh said. "It takes awhile to realize what you've done. Now I can stay in the States and play. I was going to play in Korea on the Asian Tour. I had my tickets and everything."

Chris Starkjohann (64) finished third, a stroke behind.


Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press

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