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Byron Smith wins Rex Hospital Open

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 25, 2014 at 6:51 pm •  Published: May 25, 2014
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Byron Smith won the Rex Hospital Open on Sunday for his first Web.com Tour title, closing with a 5-under 66 for a four-stroke victory

The 33-year-old former Pepperdine player finished at 16-under 268 at TPC Wakefield Plantation and earned $112,500 to increase his season total to $139,061.

Smith bogeyed the par-4 18th after birdieing Nos. 11, 12, 14 and 15 and parring Nos. 16-17. He shot a 63 on Saturday for a share of the third-round lead with Hunter Haas and Harold Varner III.

Varner finished with a 70 to tie for second with Australia's Scott Gardner at 12 under. Gardner shot 69.