La'Cassie wins Cox Classic in playoff, earns PGA Tour card

10:08 PM, Aug 25, 2013   |    comments
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Omaha, NE (Sports Network) - Bronson La'Cassie parred the third playoff hole on Sunday to defeat Matt Bettencourt and win the Cox Classic, the final regular-season event on the Tour schedule.

La'Cassie and Bettencourt shared the overnight lead and both players carded a 4-under 67 in the final round at Champions Run to finish the tournament at 21- under-par 263.

After forcing the playoff with birdies on his final two holes, La'Cassie twice matched Bettencourt's playoff pars before 2-putting for par and his inaugural Tour win on the third hole of the extra session.

La'Cassie not only won the tournament, but he also moved into the top 25 on the Tour money list and secured a 2013-2014 PGA Tour card in the process.

Bettencourt too moved into the top 25 and earned a PGA Tour card after finishing runner-up for the second straight tournament.

John Peterson wasn't as fortunate. He needed a birdie at the last to get into the playoff and crack the top 25, but his putt failed to fall and he settled for a final round 67 and a solo third finish at 20-under 264. Andrew Svoboda was the beneficiary, as he ended inside the bubble at No. 25 and secured his card courtesy of Peterson's par on No. 18.


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