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Steven Bowditch wins Texas Open

Steven Bowditch wins Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Steven Bowditch held on to win the Texas Open in windy conditions Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory and a spot in the Masters.

The 30-year-old Australian bogeyed the par-5 18th for a 4-over 76 - the highest closing score by a winner since Vijay Singh finished with a 4-over 76 in the 2004 PGA Championship - for a one-stroke victory.

Bowditch finished at 8-under 280 at TPC San Antonio.

Will MacKenzie and Daniel Summerhays tied for second. MacKenzie shot 70, and Summerhays had a 71.

Chesson Hadley and Ryan Palmer missed chances to get into the Masters through the top 50 in the world ranking. Hadley, the Puerto Rico Open winner, needed at least a sixth-place finish, but closed with an 80 to tie for 56th at 5 over. Palmer needed a top-three finish and had an 82 to also tie for 56th.

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