Bowden bests Daley in playoff to win Penn Classic
1. Bowden (-16)*
2. Daley (-16)
T-3. Molder (-15)
T-3. Adamonis (-15)
T-5. Three players (-13)
* -- won on first playoff hole
Bowden, seven shots back at the start of the final round, shot an 8-under-par 63 -- finishing with an eagle and birdie -- for 16-under 268 total. After Bryce Molder and Brad Adamonis missed tying shots from about 20 feet out, third-round leader Daley birdied the final hole to force the playoff.
Daley (70) then missed a 4-foot par putt on the first extra hole, setting up Bowden's winning 2-foot putt.
"This is what we play for," said Bowden, who began the round tied for 15th. "We play for a chance to give yourself an opportunity to win a tournament by making a putt on the last hole. It's storybook stuff."
Bowden earned $85,500 with his third career victory and first this year. He also moved up to No. 2 on the season earnings list with $277,621, and guaranteed a return to the PGA Tour.
Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press
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