Darkness forces Monday playoff on Web.com Tour
- June 30, 2013 - 10:10 PM
NEWBURGH, Ind. — Billy Hurley III, Joe Affrunti, Ashley Hall and Ben Martin were tied at 11 under after regulation Sunday when darkness suspended play in the Web.com Tour's United Leasing Championship.
They will return to Victoria National on Monday for a sudden-death playoff.
Hurley and Affrunti were tied for the lead at 13 under with two holes to play, but dropped back with double bogeys on the par-4 17th. Affrunti four-putted the hole.
Hurley, the third-round leader, finished with an even-par 72 in the round that was delayed nearly four hours because of rain. Hall, from Australia, closed with a 66, Martin shot 67, and Affrunti had a 70.
All four players are winless on the tour.
On 17, Affrunti's second putt from 5 feet lipped out and his 3-foot comebacker did 360 around the cup.
"You can see my reaction on TV, I'm sure. I mean the ball's in twice and it still lips out," Affrunti said. "It is what it is. Just hit a better putt. I still had a chance on 18, but I didn't hit a good shot in there but two putts and we'll take our chances tomorrow."
Hurley, an Annapolis graduate who spent five years in the Navy, hit his second shot into the water on 17.
"Obviously, looking back at 17, you might have done something different. but I thought I had to go down there in the hazard and try to hack it up around the front of the green to have a chance to win," he said. "You couldn't have predicted anything like what happened at the end."
Canada's Adam Hadwin finished fifth at 9 under after a 71.
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