ADELAIDE, Australia -- Former Duke star Joe Ogilvie won the
Nationwide Tour's Jacob's Creek Open on Sunday, closing with a
1-over 72 to hold off Australia's Shane Tait by a stroke.
Ogilvie, who spent the last four years on the PGA Tour, had a
5-under 279 total on the Kooyonga course. He earned $115,007 for
his third career victory on the PGA Tour's developmental tour.
Tait finished with a 71. New Zealand's Mahal Pearce (66),
Canada's David Morland (68) and Australia's Peter Senior (69) tied
for third at 2-under 282.
At one stage, Ogilvie looked to be cruising to victory with a
''It was, 'How many strokes can I win the tournament by? Can I
get to 10-under?' I told my caddie I'd try to win by seven or eight
shots,'' Ogilvie said. ''That was a really dumb comment as it
The tournament, co-sanctioned by the Australasian tour, was the
first under the PGA Tour's five-year deal with Nationwide, which
replaced Buy.com as the title sponsor.
The top 20 money winners at the end of the Nationwide season
will earn 2004 PGA Tour cards, and three-time winners receive an
automatic promotion to the PGA Tour.