Ben Martin claims Tour title with par on first hole of 4-man playoff

Former Clemson All-American doubled his earnings for the year, closes in on 2014 PGA Tour card

Ben Martin (Photo courtesy of Tour)

Ben Martin (Photo courtesy of Tour)

Former Clemson All-American Ben Martin had to sleep on his opportunity to win his first Tour tournament.

Once he hit the course in a four-man playoff for the United Leasing Championship, it didn't take him long to finish off his Monday business.

Martin parred the par-four 18th hole at Victoria Golf Club, and claimed the title over Billy Hurley, Joe Affrunti and Ashley Hall.

Hurley and Affrunti both bogied the first playoff hole, while Hall took a quadruple-bogey eight.

Martin, who entered the tournament ranked 21st on the Tour money list with just over $100,000, doubled his season earnings with a payday that should boost him to fifth place and put him in solid position to earn his 2014 PGA Tour card.

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omnipotent1 writes:

A Greenwood raised young man

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