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Published on NewsOK Modified: February 22, 2015 at 10:00 pm •  Published: February 22, 2015
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Too nervous to look, too stunned to dance, James Hahn won the Northern Trust Open for his first PGA Tour title Sunday by holing a 25-foot birdie putt on the third extra hole at Riviera.

In a wild finish off Sunset Boulevard just as the Academy Awards was getting started, Hahn wound up with the trophy against a field of far bigger names to earn his first trip to the Masters.

He got up-and-down from behind the 18th green in regulation to save par for a 2-under 69. And that turned out to be good enough for a playoff when Dustin Johnson missed a 10-foot birdie putt for the win. Johnson closed with a 69.

Paul Casey joined them in the playoff at 6-under 278 when he made bogey on the 18th hole for a 68.

Sergio Garcia finished bogey-bogey for a 71 to finish one shot out of the playoff. Jordan Spieth, thinking he needed birdie to get to 7 under for a playoff, nearly holed his aggressive chip on the 18th, and then missed the 6-foot par putt coming back. He shot 70 and missed the playoff by one, as did Keegan Bradley (68) and Hideki Matsuyama (67).

All three players made par on the 18th in the playoff, and then headed to the 10th hole, 310 yards of endless trouble. Casey was in the best shape just left of the green, hit a good chip to 15 feet and missed his putt. Hahn and Johnson were in the rough behind the green and both hit daring flop shots over the back bunker that turned out perfectly. Hahn made his birdie from 10 feet, and Johnson matched him from 3 feet.

On the par-3 14th hole, Hahn pumped his fist when his 25-foot putt broke gently to the right and into the cup. He kept his head down when Johnson stood over his 12-foot birdie try to extend the playoff, looking up only when he heard the groans instead of a cheer.

A shoe salesman as he tried to find his way in golf, Hahn was best known until now for his "Gangnam Style" celebration of his birdie two years ago on the 16th hole at the Phoenix Open.

WOMEN'S AUSTRALIAN OPEN

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — New Zealand's Lydia Ko won the Women's Australian Open in her second start at No. 1 in the world, closing with a 2-under 71 for a two-stroke victory over South Korea's Amy Yang.

The 17-year-old Ko finished at 9-under 283 at Royal Melbourne. She has six LPGA Tour titles, three last year after winning the Canadian Women's Open the previous two years as an amatuer.

Yang closed with a 72. Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn, tied for the lead with Ko entering the round, had a 76 to finish five strokes back.

GATEWAY CLASSIC

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Hannah O'Sullivan became the youngest winner in Symetra Tour history, shooting a 3-under 69 for a four-stroke victory in the season-opening Gateway Classic.

The 16-year-old O'Sullivan, a junior at nearby Chandler Hamilton, broke the age record of 17 set by Cristie Kerr in 1995 in Gainesville, Florida. O'Sullivan is the first amateur winner since Kellee Booth in 1999 in Riverside, California.

O'Sullivan finished at 15-under 201 at Longbow.

Haley Italia was second. She birdied two of the last three holes for a 69.

INDIAN OPEN

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Anirban Lahiri won the Hero Indian Open for his second European Tour title in 15 days, beating countryman Shiv Chowrasia with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.

Lahiri, the Malaysian Open winner Feb. 8, closed with a 2-under 69 to match Chowrasia at 7-under 277 on Delhi Golf Club's Lodhi Course. Chowrasia finished with a 76.


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