Kevin Sutherland wins 2019 Rapiscan Systems Classic
SAUCIER, MS (WLOX) - Kevin Sutherland is the 2019 Rapiscan Systems Classic winner after playing a dramatic seven playoff holes Monday morning against Scott Parel.
Sutherland won the professional golf tournament after being tied at -7 with Parel. The pair headed back out to the Fallen Oak golf course Monday after playing five playoff holes Sunday.
“Last night, I didn’t sleep well," Sutherland said. “I kept thinking about that three-footer I missed to win. I never miss those.”
The day started with the pair teeing off on the sixth playoff hole. Sutherland tapped in for par while Parel made the same eight-footer he made Sunday for par after his second shot found the trap.
Sutherland drained a 20-foot birdie on the seventh playoff hole to win the tournament and take home the $240,000 championship check.
“I got a second chance and I took advantage," Sutherland added. "I’m just ecstatic. I’m sorry everybody had to come back today, but it’s all good for me.”
The Rapiscan Systems Classic is a PGA TOUR Champions golf tournament that draws large crowds each year. The purse for the three-day competition is $1.6 million. This was the tenth Rapiscan Systems Classic at Fallen Oak.
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