Seamus Power wins Barbasol Championship on sixth playoff hole for first TOUR title
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Written by The Associated Press
Seamus Power wins in six playoff holes at Barbasol
NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. — Seamus Power won the Barbasol Championship on Sunday for his first PGA TOUR victory, beating J.T. Poston with a tap-in par on the sixth hole of a playoff.
Poston drove into the water that lines the right side of the par-4 18th at Keene Trace and made a bogey on the final extra hole. Power hit the fairway, played his second to 12 feet and two-putted for the victory.
Power birdied the par-3 16th and the 18th in regulation for a 5-under 67, with the 34-year-old Irishman posting at 21-under 267 while Poston was squandering the lead behind him.
Poston had a double bogey on the par-5 15th after driving an inch out of bounds to the left, and followed with a three-putt bogey on the par-3 16th. He parred the final two holes for 70.
On the first extra hole, Power holed an 18-foot birdie chip from the collar of the 18th green and Poston matched him with a 10-foot putt. They matched pars on the next four holes, on No. 18 again, then twice on the par-3 17th, and again on 18.
The 28-year-old Poston missed a chance for his second PGA TOUR title. He won the 2019 Wyndham Championship in his home state of North Carolina.
Anirban Lahiri and Sam Ryder finished a stroke out of the playoff, each shooting 65.
James Hahn followed a career-best 60 with a 70 to tie for fifth at 19 under with Patrick Rodgers (67), Henrik Norlander (67), Ryan Armour (68), Mito Pereira (67) and Luke List (71). Hahn bogeyed the final two holes.