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Ted Potter Jr. wins Greenbrier Classic in playoff

Ted Potter Jr. waves to the crowd as

Ted Potter Jr. waves to the crowd as he celebrates winning the Greenbrier Classic at White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Potter won in a two-hole playoff with Troy Kelly. (July 8, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) -- Rookie Ted Potter Jr. made a 4-foot birdie putt on the third hole of a playoff with Troy Kelly on Sunday to win the Greenbrier Classic for his first PGA Tour victory.

Ranked 218th in the world, Potter overcame a four-stroke deficit with five holes to play, finishing with a 6-under 64 to match Kelly at 16 under. Kelly closed with a 66.

Potter had a chance to win on the second extra hole, but missed a 5-foot birdie putt.

Charlie Wi and rookie Charlie Beljan tied for third at 14 under. Wi shot a 65, and Beljan had a 67.

Webb Simpson lost a one-stroke lead on the back nine at the tournament for the second straight year. He made three straight bogeys, shot 73 and tied for seventh.

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