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Bowden bests Daley in playoff to win Penn Classic

8/20/2006 - Golf

MOOSIC, Pa. -- Craig Bowden made par on the first playoff
hole to beat Jess Daley and win the Nationwide Tour's Northeast
Pennsylvania Classic on Sunday.

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.

Molder (67) and Adamonis (69) shared third place at 269, while
Franklin Langham (65), Jay Williamson (68) and Brendon De Jonge
(69) were another two shots back.