Stolz wins South Pacific Open Championship in playoff

The Sports NetworkSeptember 21, 2013 

Andre Stolz parred the fifth playoff hole on Saturday to edge Michael Wright and win the South Pacific Open Championship.

Stolz fired a 5-under-par 66 in the final round at Tina Golf Club, while Wright shot 69, as both players finished 72 holes at 16-under-par 268.

In the playoff at the par-4 18th, four consecutive matching pars led to a fifth extra hole, where Wright found the left lateral water hazard, allowing Stolz to secure his first win since the 2011 Thailand Open with a par.

"It's good to finally have a win," said Stolz, who earned his fifth PGA Tour Australasia victory. "To remind myself that I can get the job done when I need to."

Matthew Griffin shot 69 to grab solo third at 14-under, one stroke ahead of Christopher Campbell, who carded a 66 in the final round to take fourth place.

Clint Rice (68) and Brett Rankin (69) tied for fifth at 12-under, while Rohan Blizard (71) and Theodore Coroneo (72) shared seventh at minus-10.

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