June 08, 2014
By John Schwarb, PGATOUR.COM
- Steven Alker won the Cleveland Open on the 11th playoff hole. (Shamus/Getty Images)
Steven Alker is a winner for the fourth time on the Web.com Tour, winning the Cleveland Open in remarkable fashion.
Alker defeated Dawie van der Walt with a birdie on the 11th playoff hole at Lakewood Country Club, a Web.com Tour record and a record-tying playoff for a PGA TOUR-sanctioned event. In the 1949 Motor City Open, Cary Middlecoff and Lloyd Mangrum played 11 holes in Michigan before darkness set in and the players agreed to share the title.
The first 10 holes of the playoff were halved with pars, then on the 11th hole the New Zealander birdied the 18th hole with a 7-iron to three feet.
He moved from 102nd to 12th on the Web.com Tour money list.
Driver: TaylorMade SLDR, 10.5 degrees, Fujikura Motore 76x shaft
Fairway woods: TaylorMade SLDR 3-wood, 5-wood; TaylorMade RBZ Tour 4-wood
Irons: TaylorMade MC 4-9, PW
Wedges: TaylorMade 56, 58 degrees
Putter: TaylorMade Ghost Tour
Ball: TaylorMade Tour Preferred