GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) Australian Nathan Holman parred the first hole of a three-way playoff with American Harold Varner III and South Africa's Dylan Frittelli to win the Australian PGA championship on Sunday.
Holman, who shot a final-round 1-over 73, and Frittelli and Varner, who each shot 75s, finished with even-par totals of 288.
Holman led by two strokes but bogeyed his final two holes. Varner's birdie attempt on 18, that would have given him the win, slid just wide of the cup.
The Australian was the only one in the fairway in the playoff and hit to the middle of the green, while Frittelli and Varner were off the green after hitting their approaches from the rough.
Holman ended the playoff with a one-foot par putt after Frittelli and Varner bogeyed.