Belmont golfer wins tournament in South Carolina

BELMONT’S Nick Flanagan broke a five-year championship drought this morning to win the US Nationwide Tour’s Charity Pro-Am tournament in South Carolina.

The 27-year-old finished level with fellow Aussie Cameron Percy at 271, 15 under par, after he birdied three of the final four holes of the fourth round to force a play-off.

It took three holes in the play-off for Flanagan to edge away from Percy and claim the $110,000 victory.

Flanagan enjoyed a slice of luck on the 18th when he hooked his second shot, which bounced off a TV cameraman and onto the green near the hole.

It was the first time since his three victories in 2007 that Flanagan has enjoyed success on the second-tier of US golf.

The win has moved Flanagan to 11th on the US Nationwide money list. The top 25 at the season’s end automatically qualify for the US PGA Tour.

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