Eric Risberg
May 31, 2015

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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