For the first time in more than a decade, Stewart Cink found his way into the winner’s circle on Sunday, firing a final round 65 to capture the Safeway Open in Napa, California.
The 47-year-old Cink last won the 2009 British Open in a playoff against Tom Watson, but he ended his drought by coming up big on the 18th hole on Sunday, reaching the par-5 in two and then two-putting from 49 feet to secure the victory. Cink finished the week at 21 under.
Harry Higgs was runner-up, shooting a 68 to finished two strokes behind Cink at minus-19.
Higgs appeared to drop out of the running when he bogeyed the par-3 15th, but he followed with an eagle on the par-5 No. 16 to pull back within a shot of the lead. He then had a golden opportunity to pull even with Cink, but just missed a 10-footer for birdie on No. 17.
Doc Redman carded a bogey-free 10-under 62 Sunday to leap up the leaderboard. His round ended with a string of six birdies. Redman finished T-3 with Chez Reavie and Kevin Streelman.