Hadwin gets first Canadian Tour win



Desert Hot Springs, CA (Sports Network) - Adam Hadwin parred the first playoff hole on Sunday to defeat Richard Lee and earn his first Canadian Tour win at the inaugural Desert Dunes Classic.

Hadwin drove into the right rough on the first playoff hole. From 203 yards out, Hadwin knocked a hybrid to 10 feet, where he two-putted for par. Lee had nine feet for par to keep the playoff alive, but couldn't convert.

"I had come close so many times this year, it's pretty special to be able to get this one," said Hadwin. "I put myself in position again to win this golf tournament and if you can do that enough times, you have to think it is going to happen. It's said that the first one is the hardest, and that certainly proved true for me."

Hadwin had five top-10s in seven previous starts this year on the Canadian Tour.

Hadwin and Lee shared the third-round lead with Ryan Yip. Hadwin, who missed a short par putt for the win on the 72nd hole, and Lee managed two-under 70s, while Yip had a one-under 71. Yip took third at minus-18.

Jim Rutledge (68), Will Strickler (70) and Andres Gonzales (71) shared fourth place at 14-under 274. Thomas Petersson had a one-under 71 and took seventh at minus-13.

NOTES: This was the final tournament of the year and Aaron Goldberg won the money title over Hadwin...Goldberg had three victories in 2010 and shared eighth place.

11/07 19:56:07 ET

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