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GOLF ROUNDUP: Albany's Broadaway misses first career title, pockets $27,500 for 4th-place finish; PGA veteran Duke, 44, finally wins first career tourney

Albany native Josh Broadaway had missed six straight cuts coming into this week's Web.com Tour's Rex Hospital Open, but he slowly climbed the leaderboard and ended up fourth after Sunday's final round --- his best finish of the season, earning him $27,500.

Albany native Josh Broadaway had missed six straight cuts coming into this week's Web.com Tour's Rex Hospital Open, but he slowly climbed the leaderboard and ended up fourth after Sunday's final round --- his best finish of the season, earning him $27,500.

RALEIGH, N.C. – Career win No. 1 eluded Josh Broadaway on Sunday following the final round of the Web.com Tour’s Rex Hospital Open.

But a check for $27,500 wasn’t a bad consolation prize.

The Albany native, who came into the final round six shots back of the lead in sixth place, posted another low score Sunday of 4-under to put himself in contention to catch Saturday’s runaway leader Danny Lee, who led by four shots heading to the final round. But Lee’s even-par 71 on Sunday opened the door for the field, and Broadaway nearly broke through it.

Instead, the Byne Christian alum had to settle for fourth — marking his best finish and biggest paycheck of the season.

Broadaway had missed six straight cuts coming into the tournament.

Former Georgia tech star Chesson Hadley, a Raleigh, N.C., native playing on his home course, won the event for $112,500, overtaking Lee for the lead late and finishing at 19-under for the tournament.


Duke wins PGA Travelers in playoff; UGA's Watson slips, settles for third

CROMWELL, Conn. --- Tour veteran Ken Duke beat fellow American Chris Stroud with a birdie on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff to win the Travelers Championship on Sunday to notch his first PGA victory at the age of 44.

After they both parred the 18th in the first hole of sudden-death, they returned to the 18th tee. This time Duke knocked his approach inside three feet and sank the winning birdie putt after Stroud’s long birdie try trickled by the hole.

Both players finished the regulation 72 holes in 12 under par at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut, with Duke firing a four-under 66 and Stroud chipping in at the last to post a 67 and force the playoff.

Graham DeLaet of Canada finished one stroke out of the playoff on 11-under-par 269 after shooting 69.

Another stroke back was 2012 Masters champion Bubba Watson, who relinquished the lead with a triple-bogey six on the par-three 16th after finding the water fronting the green with his tee shot.