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Tommy Gainey shoots 60 to take first PGA Tour title in Georgia

Updated: Monday, 22 Oct 2012 10:40 | Comments

Gainey was seven shots off the lead before today's final round
Gainey was seven shots off the lead before today's final round

American Tommy Gainey clinched his first PGA Tour victory by one shot with a storming 10-under-par 60 in Sunday's final round of the McGladrey Classic at Sea Island, Georgia.

A distant seven strokes off the pace going into the last day of the penultimate Fall Series event, Gainey flirted with golf's magical number of 59 as he posted a 16-under total of 264 on the Seaside Course.

The 37-year-old, who had recorded just one top-10 in his previous 30 starts on the 2012 PGA Tour, piled up eight birdies and an eagle to finish a stroke in front of compatriot David Toms (63).

Jim Furyk, co-leader overnight with United States Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III, needed a birdie at the par-four last to force a playoff but he bogeyed the hole for a 69 to finish alone in third place at 14 under.

Tournament host Love was a further two strokes back after closing with a 71, level with compatriot D.J. Trahan (69) and Zimbabwe's Brendon de Jonge (65).

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