2005: Champions Tour - Quick finish for Quigley
Monday, September 12, 2011
Overland Park, Kan.
Rain delays, canceled rounds and a Monday finish aside, Dana Quigley was quick and decisive in winning the Bayer Advantage Classic.
Quigley won the rain-shortened tournament by holing an 11-foot birdie putt on the only hole he played June 13 to beat hometown favorite Tom Watson and Gil Morgan in a playoff.
Watson had a chance to win in regulation, but left a long birdie putt hanging on the lip of the cup on his final hole, bringing a groan from the big gallery. He played 12 holes Monday, finishing off a 6-under 66 to join Quigley and Morgan at 11-under 133.
Quigley and Morgan completed regulation play Sunday before rain forced the suspension of play, with Quigley shooting 66 and Morgan finishing with 68.
In the playoff, Watson and Morgan both two-putted for par on the 442-yard 18th.
The tournament was shortened to 36 holes when rain washed out Saturday’s play. Then play was suspended by more rain Sunday with 36 players still on the course. Play was delayed another 5 hours Monday before finally getting started.
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