Tim Clark birdies five of last eight holes to win Canadian Open

Staff and wire report Published:

MONTREAL -- Tim Clark rallied to win the Canadian Open on Sunday, birdieing five of the last eight holes for a one-stroke victory over Jim Furyk.

Clark closed with a 5-under 65 at rainy Royal Montreal for his second PGA Tour victory. The 38-year-old South African player also won the 2010 Players Championship.

Furyk, the two-time Canadian Open champion who took a three-stroke lead into the final round, finished with a 69. The 44-year-old American matched Clark with a birdie on the par-3 17th and a par on the par-4 18th.

Clark had a 17-under 263 total.

Justin Hicks shot a 64 to finish third at 13-under.

Former Kent State All-American Ben Curtis fired a 5-under 65 on Sunday to finish at 8-under 272 for the tournament and earn $ $101,888.

Meanwhile, Taylor Pendrith, another KSU alum, shot a 1-under 69 in the final round to finish the event at 3-under 277. Pendrith is still an amateur and therefore did not earn money for his showing.

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