Brad Kennedy wins New Zealand Open in playoff

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CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) -- Brad Kennedy won the New Zealand Open on Sunday, holing a 30-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff with Australian compatriot Craig Parry to complete a wire-to-wire victory.

Kennedy closed with a 2-over 74 to match Parry at 7-under 281 at Clearwater Golf Club. Parry took a two-stroke lead to the final hole, but drove into the water and finished with a double bogey for a 69.

New Zealand's Josh Geary was 7 under going to the final hole, but dropped a stroke for a 72 to finish a shot out of the playoff.