Kirk Triplett wins Nationwide Tour event
Sunday, August 28, 2011
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Three-time PGA Tour winner Kirk Triplett won the News Sentinel Open on Sunday to become the oldest winner in Nationwide Tour history at 49 years, 4 months, 29 days, closing with his second straight 4-under 68 for a one-stroke victory over Marco Dawson.
Triplett finished at 21 under on the Fox Den course and earned $90,000 to jump from 119th to 33rd on the money list with $110,523. The final top 25 will earn 2012 PGA Tour cards.
The 48-year-old Dawson also finished with a 68.
Ted Potter Jr. (69) and John Mallinger (70) tied for third at 18 under.
John Daly, playing on a sponsor exemption, had a 68 to tie for 32nd at 11 under.