Cameron Percy won the Web.com Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship with a birdie on the 72nd hole to win by one at Highland Springs Country Club in Springfield, Mo., Sunday
Percy, of Australia, was tied at 20 under with four other players that were already in the clubhouse heading to the 18th hole during the final round.
“I said to my caddie, ‘We’re not here to come in second and we got to go for it now,’ ” Percy said on the par-5 18th.
He went for the green in two and caught a break.
After going for the green in two, his ball found a drain behind the green and was given a free drop. He hit a nice lag putt to 2 feet, tapped in for his birdie and the win.
“I just started crying when I won,” Percy said. “I am extremely happy. I don’t know how I did it, but I did it. I got lucky on the last hole.”
With the victory, Percy is heading back to the PGA Tour for the 2014-15 season.
He has already played three full seasons on Tour (2010, ’11 and ’13) and has accumulated one runner-up finish in ‘10 and seven top-25 finishes.
Michael Kim was at 21 under coming up 18 before making a bogey due to a one-stroke penalty.
Kim said his ball landed in the first cut of rough and since it had been raining all week, he marked his ball and picked it up to see if there was mud on it.
Afterwards he said he told his playing partners (Cory Whitsett and Scott Pickney) walking up to the green. They didn’t know the exact ruling either, so they called in a rules official to confirm. It was indeed a one-shot penalty.
“It’s been a frustrating year,” Kim said via telephone after a final-round 5-under 67. “But I’m trying to look at the biggest picture, which was I did have a good finish this week. The goal was to get into a playoff, but I am pretty happy with this finish.
“I just have to move on from it, and play well again next week.”
Kim finished in a tie for second with Brandt Jobe (65), Zac Blair (66) and Carlos Sainz Jr (67).
Also finishing in the top 10 was Justin Thomas (64), Sebastian Cappelen (69), Nick Taylor (67) and Dominic Bozzelli (69).