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October 17 2010

11:08 PM

Mediate wins Frys.com Open

Four holes. In essence, that’s what won Rocco Mediate the Frys.com Open, giving him his first victory since 2002 nearly 200 starts ago.

Mediate finished at 15 under, shooting a final-round 71 that was highlighted by an eagle hole-out from 116 yards on the par-4 17th. It was his fourth hole-out from the fairway and fourth eagle of the week, meaning that eight of that 15-under total came in a span of four holes.

Bo Van Pelt and Alex Prugh each birdied the 18th hole -- Van Pelt curled in a long one from just inside 38 feet -- to put pressure on Mediate, who had a little over 4 feet left for his first win in eight years. Mediate made it and with it got the win.

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