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Long Cove's Nathan Stamey wins N.C Open

Nathan Stamey
Nathan Stamey PGA Tour

Long Cove's Nathan Stamey won the North Carolina Open in style on Thursday.

Stamey defeated Charlotte amateur Jack McGlone with a birdie on the first playoff hole at The Club at Irish Creek in Kannapolis. Stamey, a PGA apprentice assistant professional, shot rounds of 67-66-70 to post 10-under-par 203.

Stamey entered the final round with a two-stroke lead.

"I had some opportunities during the round (Thursday) and almost holed out on 9," Stamey said in a release. "I felt good going into the back, but Jake made a bunch of birdies to make a run on me. He let me back in when he missed that par putt to send the tournament into the playoff."

McGlone, a member of the University of North Carolina Greensboro golf team, finished as low amateur.

Matt Bova, a PGA professional at Haig Point, finished tied for fifth at 6 under. He shot rounds of 72-67-68.

Kannapolis resident Rick Lewallen, who played the RBC Heritage in April, finished 5 under to claim the senior purse.

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