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Bennett Wins Scottish Playoff


England's Warren Bennett rolled in a 5-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole Monday, beating Rolf Muntz of the Netherlands and capturing the Scottish PGA title.

Bennett finished with a 3-under 69 in tough, windy conditions at Gleneagles to tie Muntz, who carded an even-par 72 for a four-round total of 6-under 282. Then Bennett struck a sand-wedge within five feet and holed the putt to collect the title.

The two finished one shot ahead of Sweden's Klas Eriksson, who finished with a 74, and England's Roger Winchester, who shot 72.

"It's the biggest win of my career, there's no doubt about that," said the 28-year-old Englishman whose only success has been on the Challenger Tour, where he won five tournaments last year. "But I had a feeling it was just around the corner because I had been getting better without getting the results."

"I felt comfortable today but I must admit when I was over the last putt I did tense up a little. I just said to myself, you know what you have to do, just relax and knock it in."

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