Rumford Wins Golf’s Ballantine’s Championship With Playoff Eagle

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Brett Rumford of Australia in action during the final round of the Ballantine's Championship at Blackstone Golf Club on April 28, 2013 in Icheon, South Korea. Photographer: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Australia’s Brett Rumford scored an eagle three on the first hole of a three-way playoff to win golf’s Ballantine’s Championship in South Korea today.

Rumford had blown a two-stroke lead with two holes left, finishing level in regulation play with Marcus Fraser of Australia and Scotland’s Peter Whiteford on 11-under 277 in Seoul.

It was Rumford’s fourth win on the European Tour and he picked up a check for 367,500 euros ($478,000).

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