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Hadley rallies for Rex Hospital Open win

Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) - Chesson Hadley birdied five of his last eight holes on Sunday and rallied to win the Rex Hospital Open by a pair of strokes.

Hadley began the final round five shots off the pace before pulling even with overnight leader Danny Lee courtesy of a birdie at TPC Wakefield Plantation's 16th hole.

Still tied entering No. 18, Hadley dropped his approach within a foot and tapped in for birdie, while Lee, playing two groups behind, bogeyed the last to seal the final result.

Hadley carded a final-round, 7-under 64 and ended 72 holes at 19-under-par 265 for his first career Tour victory.

Lee, who was seeking his second win on the circuit and first since 2011, shot 71 on Sunday and finished in solo second at 17-under.

Edward Loar (68) took third at 16-under, while Ben Martin (66) and Josh Broadaway (67) tied for fourth at minus-15. Michael Putnam (69) ended in sixth at 14-under, one stroke better than younger brother Andrew Putnam (71) and Len Mattiace (67), who tied for seventh.

More to follow.

06/23 18:46:16 ET

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