Kyle Thompson wins Rex Hospital Open for 3rd time

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Kyle Thompson became the first player in Tour history to win an event three times, taking the Rex Hospital Open in a playoff Sunday.

Thompson also won at TPC Wakefield Plantation in 2007 and 2011.

The 36-year-old former South Carolina player, making his second start of the season, won with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff with Patton Kizzire and Miguel Angel Carballo.

Thompson closed with a 4-under 67 to match Kizzire and Carballo at 17-under 267. Carballo birdied the final two holes for a 64. Kizzire finished with a 66. He leads the money list with $217,099.

Thompson earned $112,500. He has four career tour victories, also winning the 2007 Oregon Classic.

Scott Parel and Drew Scott tied for fourth at 16 under. Parel had a 65, and Scott shot 68.

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