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Christian Brand beats David Bradshaw in 3-hole playoff to win 2nd straight West Virginia Open


CHARLESTON, West Virginia — Christian Brand outlasted David Bradshaw in a three-hole playoff Friday to win the West Virginia Open for the second straight year.

Bradshaw overcame a three-shot deficit over the final nine holes of regulation to force the playoff at Berry Hills Country Club. But he missed a short birdie putt on the third playoff hole that would have extended the playoff.

Both finished at 8-under-par for the tournament. Bradshaw shot 4-under 66 and Brand had a 70 in the final round.

Brand parred all three playoff holes. Bradshaw bogeyed the first playoff hole and never caught up.

Bradshaw was going after his eighth Open title.

Five players finished tied for third at 3 over: Alan Cooke, Bob Friend, Davey Jude, John Ross and Chris Williams.

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