Canada's Sloan wins Nova Scotia Open

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 6, 2014 at 9:07 pm •  Published: July 6, 2014
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HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — Canada's Roger Sloan won the Nova Scotia Open on Sunday for first Web.com Tour title, holing a 5-foot par putt on the first hole of a playoff with Derek Fathauer.

The 27-year-old Sloan, a former Texas-El Paso player from Merritt, British Columbia, played 37 holes Sunday after high wind from Tropical Storm Arthur wiped out third-round play Saturday.

After the victory, the fans celebrated with a spontaneous rendition of "O Canada."

"I love being a Canadian," Sloan said. "They just broke out in song. This means so much to win this here. I don't know which feels better — to win or to be done today. It was a long day."

Sloan closed with rounds of 71 and 70 to match Fathauer at 11-under 273 on Ashburn Golf Club's New Course. Fathauer had rounds of 71 and 66.

Sloan earned $117,000 to jump from 80th to 12th on the money list with $149,303, putting him into position to earn a PGA Tour card as a top-25 finisher in the regular season.

"That's just icing on the cake," Sloan said.

Sloan rebounded from a bogey on No. 12 with birdies on Nos. 13 and 14 and closed with four pars.

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