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The 50-year-old Riegger birdied three of the final four holes _ holing a 20-footer for birdie on the par-5 18th _ for a 4-under 68 and a two-stroke victory over Cook. Riegger finished at 15-under 201.
Cook closed with a 65. Couples, from Seattle, was third at 11 under after a 66.
Riegger, a two-time winner on the Web.com Tour, is the fifth rookie to win this year on the 50-and-over tour, matching a record. He won $300,000, the biggest check in his professional career.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Australia’s Bronson La'Cassie won the Cox Classic to earn a PGA Tour card with a sixth-place finish on the Web.com Tour money list.
The former University of Minnesota player beat Matt Bettencourt with a par on the third hole of a playoff.
La'Cassie earned $144,000 to jump from 33rd to sixth on the money list with $255,629. The top 25 after the tournament earned PGA Tour cards for the 2013-14 season.
Bettencourt made $$86,400 to finish 16th with $162,877. Michael Putnam topped the list with $450,184. He had a 72 on Sunday to tie for 12th at 14 under.
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Fleetwood also birdied the 18th to match Scotland’s Stephen Gallacher and Argentina’s Ricardo Gonzalez at 18-under 270 on the PGA Centenary Course, the site of the Ryder Cup next year. Fleetwood closed with a 2-under 70, Gallacher had a 67, and Gonzalez shot 70.
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