Johnson Wins Nationwide Tour Event

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Kevin Johnson birdied the first playoff hole Sunday to defeat Jeff Gallagher and win the Nationwide Tours Rex Hospital Open.

Gallagher shot 7-under 64 and wound up in a playoff when Johnson, playing in the final group, made a 4-footer for birdie at the par-5 18th.

The players headed back to the 18th tee, and each reached the green in regulation. Gallagher rolled his 6-footer for birdie by the hole, and Johnson knocked his in from 5 feet for his first Nationwide Tour win since 2006.

Gallagher had eight birdies and one bogey to finish at 18-under 266. Johnson, the third-round leader, made six birdies and two bogeys for a 67 in the final round.

Johnson took home $94,500 to move up to fourth on the Nationwide Tour money list.



 
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