GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Carl Pettersson won his hometown event
for his first PGA Tour victory in two years, shooting a 2-under 68
on Sunday for a two-stroke victory in the Wyndham Championship.
The local favorite, former North Carolina State player and
member of the tournament's board had three birdies during a
four-hole stretch on the back nine, finished at 21-under 259 and
Scott McCarron, who briefly led midway through the final round,
shot a 68 and to finished second. Rich Beem's second straight 63
left him four strokes off the lead, with J.J. Henry (62) and rookie
Martin Laird (63) another shot behind him.
But there was never any question that the last day of the PGA
Tour's final pre-playoff event was anything but a two-man showdown,
with the Swede making his move immediately after he slipped out of
the lead for the first time since early in the second round, when
he shot a tournament-record 61.
Pettersson began the back nine with consecutive bogeys and fell
one stroke back to 19 under when he missed an 8-foot par putt on
Former Central Alabama C.C. Golfer Wins
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