Svoboda Wins on Tour

After closing with a 2-under 70 to tie Will MacKenzie in regulation, Andrew Svoboda parred the first sudden-death playoff hole - the par-5 18th - to win the Chiquita Classic.

The $1 million event - the second tournament in the four-event Tour Finals series, took place at River Run Country Club in Davidson, N.C.

Svoboda, a 33-year-old from New York who won the Price Cutler Charity Championship in August for his first title on the Tour, began the final round tied for the lead with John Peterson.

After carding four birdies and two bogeys Sunday, he finished at 12-under 276 to tie MacKenzie, who closed with a 67. On the first extra hole, Svoboda managed a par while MacKenzie couldn't match him after missing a five-foot par putt.

Peterson shot a 71 to finish a stroke back at 277 with Ben Martin (68), while another stroke back was Japan's Ryo Ishikawa, who matched Sunday's low round of 6-under 66.

Another stroke back in sixth at 279 were Ricky Barnes (70) and Troy Matteson (72). Tied for eighth at 280 were Americans Heath Slocum (66), Brice Garnett (70), Vaughn Taylor (71) and Peter Malnati (73), along with Colombia's Camilo Benedetti (69) and England's Greg Owen (73).

The Tour now heads to the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship at the Scarlet course at Ohio State Golf Club in Columbus, Ohio, with the season ending at the Tour Championship at the Dye's Valley Course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

The top-25 players on the Tour money list - including Svoboda - are assured PGA Tour cards for 2014, while there are also another 25 cards available through earnings in the four-tournament series.

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