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Bradley, Steele win Shootout

2011-12-12 07:17

Florida - PGA Championship winner Keegan Bradley and Brendan Steele combined to shoot a 13-under par 59 in the scramble format final round on Sunday to become the first rookie duo to win the Franklin Templeton Shootout.

Bradley and Steele took control with an eagle by Steele on the 14th followed by a birdie at 15. They finished the three-round unofficial event hosted by Greg Norman with a 32-under total of 184, three strokes in front of two other teams.

The two said they'd been talking about playing in the Shootout since spring, and weren't at the silly-season event to "goof off".

They shared the lead after the modified alternate shot first-round with Champions Tour golfers Mark Calcavecchia and Nick Price of Zimbabwe.

They inched one ahead after Saturday's better-ball second round.

Bradley and Steele made seven straight birdies from the sixth and Steele then holed an eagle putt from off the green at 14 before draining a four-footer for birdie at 15.

Calcavecchia birdied the last at Tiburon to give him and Price a 61, moving them into a tie for second place on 187 with South African Rory Sabbatini and Venezuela's Jhonattan Vegas, who shot 60.

Charles Howell and Justin Leonard, and 2009 champions Jerry Kelly and Steve Stricker tied for fourth, another shot back.

FINAL SCORES

184 – Keegan Bradley & Brendan Steele 63 62 59

187 – Rory Sabbatini & Jhonattan Vegas 67 60 60, Mark Calcavecchia & Nick Price 63 63 61

188 – Charles Howell III & Justin Leonard 68 62 58, Jerry Kelly & Steve Stricker 64 65 59

190 – Rickie Fowler & Camilo Villegas 65 63 62, Stewart Cink & Bo Van Pelt 70 62 58, Chad Campbell & Chris DiMarco 68 63 59, Kenny Perry & Scott Stallings 67 62 61

191 – Jason Dufner & Sean O’Hair 66 64 61

192 – Scott McCarron & Greg Norman 69 62 61

193 – Anthony Kim & Webb Simpson 67 63 63

AFP