Jerrod Lyle wins 2008 Knoxville Open in playoff

Jerrod Lyle wins 2008 Knoxville Open in playoff

Posted: Updated: June 22, 2008 08:21 PM EDT

FARRAGUT (Sports Network) -- Jarrod Lyle birdied the first playoff hole Sunday to defeat Chris Kirk and win the Knoxville Open.

Lyle closed with a three-under 69, while Kirk fired a five-under 67 in the final round. They finished at 19-under-par 269 to head into the extra session.

The Australian Lyle birdied No. 18, the first extra hole, to become the first multiple winner of the season on the Nationwide Tour. He also titled at the Mexico Open.

Lyle's birdie wasn't without drama as his tee shot went well right, hit a tree and bounded into the 10th fairway. From there, he had an open shot and found the fringe with his second to the par-five. He got up and down from there for birdie and the win.

"I had a hanging lie and it wasn't very inviting with all that water in front of the green, but I got up there and committed to the shot," said Lyle, who earned $90,000 for the win.

Kirk posted his best tour finish by far. Prior to this, his best finish was at the season-opening New Zealand PGA Championship, where he tied for 15th.

"The putt in the playoff was on the same line as in regulation and it just didn't break," Kirk admitted. "Jarrod being able to make birdie from the other fairway was pretty incredible so you've got to hand it to him."

Both players competed last week at the U.S. Open. Lyle tied for 48th, while Kirk ended in a share of 78th.

Kyle Reifers (66) and D.J. Brigman (70) shared third place at 17-under-par 271. Chris Smith (68) and Doug Barron (70) finished one shot further back at minus-16.

Lyle led Brigman by one entering the round, then got going with a birdie on the first. He gave a stroke back when he bogeyed the par-four third.

Kirk also birdied the first, then he dropped a shot on the fourth. Lyle moved to 17-under with a birdie on the fourth.

After five consecutive pars, Lyle birdied the 10th and then 12th to get to 19- under.

Kirk ran off four birdies in a five-hole stretch from the ninth to move to 18- under.

Lyle pushed his lead back to two with a birdie at the 14th. However, he stumbled to a bogey on 17 and was tied at 19-under by Kirk, who birdied the last. Lyle made par at the par-five closing hole to force the extra session.

Jeff Brehaut and Spencer Levin shared seventh at 15-under-par 273, while Greg Chalmers, Rich Barcelo, Bob May, Arjun Atwal and Brad Fritsch shared ninth at minus-13.

 

$500,000 Knoxville Open
Fox Den Country Club
Par 72 - 7110 Yards
Farragut, Tennessee
Jun 19-22, 2008
 
Sunday's final round (complete)
Field


Player Score Rnd 4 Money Won Hole
Jarrod Lyle -19 (66-67-67-69=269) -3(69) $90,000 F
Chris Kirk -19 (66-70-66-67=269) -5(67) $54,000 F
D.J. Brigman -17 (67-64-70-70=271) -2(70) $29,000 F
Kyle Reifers -17 (71-69-65-66=271) -6(66) $29,000 F
Chris Smith -16 (67-67-70-68=272) -4(68) $19,000 F
Doug Barron -16 (69-67-66-70=272) -2(70) $19,000 F
Jeff Brehaut -15 (67-71-67-68=273) -4(68) $16,125 F
Spencer Levin -15 (69-67-68-69=273) -3(69) $16,125 F
Greg Chalmers -13 (68-68-73-66=275) -6(66) $12,500 F
Bob May -13 (68-69-70-68=275) -4(68) $12,500 F
Arjun Atwal -13 (66-70-68-71=275) -1(71) $12,500 F
Brad Fritsch -13 (69-67-68-71=275) -1(71) $12,500 F
Rich Barcelo -13 (69-71-68-67=275) -5(67) $12,500 F
Chris Tidland -11 (72-67-67-71=277) -1(71) $7,280 F
Scott Dunlap -11 (69-71-66-71=277) -1(71) $7,280 F
Scott Parel -11 (70-69-65-73=277) +1(73) $7,280 F
Sebastian Fernandez -11 (67-70-67-73=277) +1(73) $7,280 F
B.J. Staten -11 (71-68-67-71=277) -1(71) $7,280 F
Matt Weibring -11 (68-67-70-72=277)   E(72) $7,280 F
Wade Ormsby -11 (68-67-74-68=277) -4(68) $7,280 F
Reid Edstrom -11 (68-68-72-69=277) -3(69) $7,280 F
Thomas Hagler IV -11 (71-68-63-75=277) +3(75) $7,280 F
J.J. Killeen -11 (70-71-67-69=277) -3(69) $7,280 F
Keoke Cotner -10 (70-68-66-74=278) +2(74) $4,029 F
Matt Bettencourt -10 (71-70-64-73=278) +1(73) $4,029 F
Tee McCabe -10 (70-68-72-68=278) -4(68) $4,029 F
Tim O'Neal -10 (70-68-72-68=278) -4(68) $4,029 F
Bradley Iles -10 (70-70-71-67=278) -5(67) $4,029 F
Brendan Steele -10 (72-69-70-67=278) -5(67) $4,029 F
Garrett Osborn -10 (72-68-70-68=278) -4(68) $4,029 F
Josh Broadaway -9 (71-69-67-72=279)   E(72) $3,250 F
Jim Herman -9 (70-69-72-68=279) -4(68) $3,250 F
Chris Anderson -8 (68-73-69-70=280) -2(70) $2,700 F
Darron Stiles -8 (73-67-70-70=280) -2(70) $2,700 F
Stephen Gangluff -8 (69-72-73-66=280) -6(66) $2,700 F
Ryan Hietala -8 (71-69-71-69=280) -3(69) $2,700 F
Kelly Grunewald -8 (67-72-69-72=280)   E(72) $2,700 F
Brendon De Jonge -8 (71-68-69-72=280)   E(72) $2,700 F
Tom Johnson -8 (68-69-68-75=280) +3(75) $2,700 F
John Kimbell -8 (72-64-69-75=280) +3(75) $2,700 F
Brian Stuard -8 (70-67-72-71=280) -1(71) $2,700 F
Esteban Toledo -7 (71-69-69-72=281)   E(72) $1,971 F
Tommy Tolles -7 (72-67-69-73=281) +1(73) $1,971 F
Jeff Gallagher -7 (73-67-69-72=281)   E(72) $1,971 F
Randy Leen -7 (73-68-70-70=281) -2(70) $1,971 F
Miguel Angel Carballo -7 (69-68-74-70=281) -2(70) $1,971 F
Won Joon Lee -7 (69-69-70-73=281) +1(73) $1,971 F
Gibby Gilbert III -7 (69-69-70-73=281) +1(73) $1,971 F
Dicky Pride -6 (71-70-68-73=282) +1(73) $1,738 F
Joe Daley -6 (70-67-74-71=282) -1(71) $1,738 F
Jim Rutledge -6 (71-68-69-74=282) +2(74) $1,738 F
Ricky Barnes -6 (71-68-75-68=282) -4(68) $1,738 F
Scott Piercy -5 (72-69-71-71=283) -1(71) $1,650 F
Scott Gutschewski -5 (68-72-72-71=283) -1(71) $1,650 F
Brock Mackenzie -5 (72-67-71-73=283) +1(73) $1,650 F
Keith Nolan -4 (70-68-73-73=284) +1(73) $1,588 F
Tyler Williamson -4 (70-70-74-70=284) -2(70) $1,588 F
Caleb Marsh (a) -4 (71-67-77-69=284) -3(69)   F
Michael Putnam -3 (70-68-72-75=285) +3(75) $1,550 F
Scott Gardiner -2 (68-71-74-73=286) +1(73) $1,488 F
David McKenzie -2 (75-66-74-71=286) -1(71) $1,488 F
Mark Walker -2 (71-69-73-73=286) +1(73) $1,488 F
Philip Pettitt, Jr. -2 (72-66-70-78=286) +6(78) $1,488 F
Kyle McCarthy +1 (71-70-74-74=289) +2(74) $1,425 F
Jason Enloe +5 (69-71-74-79=293) +7(79) $1,400 F


Failed to qualify
Player Score     Hole
Garrett Willis -2 (74-68=142) -4(68)   F
Tom Carter -2 (70-72=142)   E(72)   F
Todd Fischer -2 (72-70=142) -2(70)   F
Ben Willman -2 (73-69=142) -3(69)   F
Garth Mulroy -2 (72-70=142) -2(70)   F
Ted Brown -2 (73-69=142) -3(69)   F
Justin Hicks -2 (70-72=142)   E(72)   F
Brad Lamb -2 (74-68=142) -4(68)   F
Dustin Bray -2 (73-69=142) -3(69)   F
Colt Knost -2 (71-71=142) -1(71)   F
Glen Day -1 (75-68=143) -4(68)   F
Skip Kendall -1 (73-70=143) -2(70)   F
David Peoples -1 (73-70=143) -2(70)   F
Vance Veazey -1 (76-67=143) -5(67)   F
Bryce Molder -1 (72-71=143) -1(71)   F
Anders Hultman -1 (74-69=143) -3(69)   F
Chris Parra -1 (73-70=143) -2(70)   F
Fabian Gomez -1 (71-72=143)   E(72)   F
Nick Malinowski -1 (75-68=143) -4(68)   F
Darren Angel -1 (74-69=143) -3(69)   F
Mike Heinen E (75-69=144) -3(69)   F
Andrew Johnson E (73-71=144) -1(71)   F
Ben Bates E (75-69=144) -3(69)   F
Brad Ott E (74-70=144) -2(70)   F
Willie Wood E (75-69=144) -3(69)   F
Lee M. Williamson E (71-73=144) +1(73)   F
Oskar Bergman E (70-74=144) +2(74)   F
Gary Christian E (71-73=144) +1(73)   F
Aron Price E (74-70=144) -2(70)   F
Michael Boyd E (72-72=144)   E(72)   F
John Scott Rattan E (73-71=144) -1(71)   F
Paul Gow +1 (71-74=145) +2(74)   F
J.L. Lewis +1 (73-72=145)   E(72)   F
Grant Waite +1 (75-70=145) -2(70)   F
Spike McRoy +1 (73-72=145)   E(72)   F
Steve Pate +1 (73-72=145)   E(72)   F
Rob Bradley +1 (77-68=145) -4(68)   F
Bubba Dickerson +1 (71-74=145) +2(74)   F
Brad Weesner +1 (75-70=145) -2(70)   F
Christo Greyling +1 (75-70=145) -2(70)   F
Brendon Todd +1 (71-74=145) +2(74)   F
Ian Leggatt +2 (75-71=146) -1(71)   F
Craig Bowden +2 (73-73=146) +1(73)   F
David Morland IV +2 (72-74=146) +2(74)   F
Roger Tambellini +2 (75-71=146) -1(71)   F
Zoran Zorkic +2 (74-72=146)   E(72)   F
Bret Guetz +2 (77-69=146) -3(69)   F
Matthew Every +2 (72-74=146) +2(74)   F
Jonathan Fricke +2 (75-71=146) -1(71)   F
Tony Mollica +2 (74-72=146)   E(72)   F
Tyler Aldridge +2 (75-71=146) -1(71)   F
Chris Thompson +2 (70-76=146) +4(76)   F
Daniel Summerhays +2 (78-68=146) -4(68)   F
Robert Damron +3 (73-74=147) +2(74)   F
Cameron Percy +3 (79-68=147) -4(68)   F
Geoffrey Sisk +3 (73-74=147) +2(74)   F
Chad Ginn +3 (73-74=147) +2(74)   F
Josh McCumber +3 (75-72=147)   E(72)   F
Brent Delahoussaye +3 (72-75=147) +3(75)   F
Tripp Isenhour +4 (72-76=148) +4(76)   F
Jason Schultz +4 (75-73=148) +1(73)   F
Steven Bowditch +4 (72-76=148) +4(76)   F
Guy Boros +4 (74-74=148) +2(74)   F
Bryan DeCorso +4 (78-70=148) -2(70)   F
Charles Gibson +4 (74-74=148) +2(74)   F
Robin Freeman +5 (78-71=149) -1(71)   F
Fernando Mechereffe +5 (77-72=149)   E(72)   F
Barney Alary +5 (80-69=149) -3(69)   F
Bradley Hughes +6 (78-72=150)   E(72)   F
Ewan Porter +6 (72-78=150) +6(78)   F
Travis Hampshire +6 (75-75=150) +3(75)   F
Scott Moran +6 (77-73=150) +1(73)   F
Blaine McCallister +7 (73-78=151) +6(78)   F
Brian Unk +7 (73-78=151) +6(78)   F
Chris Kamin +7 (76-75=151) +3(75)   F
Ryan Blaum +7 (81-70=151) -2(70)   F
Jon Rusk +7 (72-79=151) +7(79)   F
Walt Chapman +7 (78-73=151) +1(73)   F
Bob Burns +8 (75-77=152) +5(77)   F
Andrew Bonhomme +8 (78-74=152) +2(74)   F
Scott Feaster +8 (79-73=152) +1(73)   F
Kevin Johnson +9 (74-79=153) +7(79)   F
Kim Felton +10 (74-80=154) +8(80)   F
Scott Harrington +10 (75-79=154) +7(79)   F
Stuart Deane +10 (77-77=154) +5(77)   F
Patrick Damron +13 (82-75=157) +3(75)   F
Scott Gordon +13 (82-75=157) +3(75)   F
Franklin Langham +20 (86-78=164) +6(78)   F
 
Withdrew/Disqualified
Player Score     Hole
Neal Lancaster WD (77)     ---   -
Lee Curry WD (76)     ---   -
Brian Smock WD (76)     ---   -

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