Four share lead at suspended United Leasing Championship
Evansville, IN (Sports Network) - Billy Hurley III and Joe Affrunti each double bogeyed the 17th hole to fall into a tie with Ben Martin and Ashley Hall at the United Leasing Championship, forcing a 4-way Monday playoff.
Play was suspended during the final round due to rain earlier on Sunday, leading to the 4-way playoff needing to be staged on Monday at 8:45 a.m. ET.
All four players finished 72 holes at Victoria National Golf Club at 11-under- par 277.
Hall paced the leaders with a 6-under 66 during his final round, while Martin posted a 67, Affrunti carded a 70 and Hurley shot even-par 72.
Adam Hadwin (71) finished in fifth at 9-under and Alex Cejka (71) captured sixth at minus-8.
It was a two-man race for most of the final round, with Hurley, who held a 2- stroke lead at the end of the second and third rounds, trying to maintain his advantage over Affrunti.
After Hurley quickly got into red numbers for the day with a birdie at the second to move to 12-under for the tournament, Affrunti countered a bogey at the second with three straight gains from the third to pull within a stroke of the lead before play was halted to rain.
When the players returned to the course after a lengthy delay, Hurley regained some cushion with a birdie at the 10th.
Affrunti, meanwhile, traded a bogey at the sixth with a birdie at the seventh before rolling in another birdie at the 12th, moving him to 12-under.
Affrunti made it two in a row with another gain at the 13th to meet Hurley atop the leaderboard.
Affrunti briefly lost his share of the lead by dropping a shot at the 14th, but bounced right back with a birdie at the 15th.
After each player parred the 16th, the duo posted matching double bogeys at the par-4 17th to fall into a tie with Hall and Martin, who were already in the clubhouse at 11-under.
Hurley and Affrunti parred the 18th to force the playoff.
Hall had countered his lone bogey with seven birdies during his final round, while Martin bounced back from a bogey at the first with six birdies over his final 17 holes to move to 11-under.
NOTES: All four of the co-leaders are seeking their first career win on the Web.com Tour ... Hurley does have three top-15 finished this season ... Martin had finished inside the top 10 twice this year, including a tie for fourth at last week's Rex Hospital Open ... Hurley's best finish this year was a share of 27th at the Stadion Classic, while Hall has ended no better than a tie for 41st at the Air Capital Classic.
06/30 22:15:28 ET