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Brock Mackenzie wins 7-hole playoff in Ottawa

Associated Press

OTTAWA, Ontario – Brock Mackenzie won the National Capital Open in the longest playoff in the Mackenzie Tour’s PGA Tour Canada-era Sunday, beating Spain’s Samuel Del Val with a birdie on the seventh extra hole at rainy and windy Hylands Golf Club.

Mackenzie, a 35-year-old former Washington Husky from Yakima, birdied the final hole of regulation for a 3-under 68 to match Del Val and Canada’s Adam Cornelson at 15-under 269. Del Val and Cornelson – eliminated on the third extra hole – each shot 70.

Mackenzie won with a 12-foot putt on the par-3 third – 7 hours, 44 minutes after he teed off.

“Winning is hard,” Mackenzie said. “It seems like it gets harder and harder on this tour. The quality of guys goes up and up every year on this tour, so I don’t take it for granted, that’s for sure.”

In the longest playoff on the Canadian Tour, Lee Chill outlasted Chris DiMarco in 11 extra holes in the 1992 Willows Classic.

Mackenzie earned $31,500 to jump to second on the money list with $70,175 with three events remaining, with the final top five earning Tour cards. He also won tour events in 2010 and 2014.

Cornelson bogeyed the final two holes of regulation.

“I thought Adam had a stranglehold on it,” Mackenzie said. “Unfortunately he made those two bogeys and then all of a sudden the playoff started and chaos ensued.”

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