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Richard Scott finishes fourth at Nationwide Georgia event

Golfer tees off in fading daylight

Charlie Riedel

Richard Scott of Kingsville, Ont., had his best career finish on the Nationwide Tour on Sunday, tying for fourth place at the South Georgia Classic in Valdosta, Ga.

The Nationwide rookie finished at 10-under 278, six shots behind winner Luke List of the United States.

Scott, 28, is a three-time Canadian Amateur champion who played several years on the Canadian Tour before reaching the Nationwide this year. His best Canadian result was a runner-up finish in 2011.

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The $25,833 (U.S.) he earned Sunday takes him to 34th place on the tour's money list. The top 25 at the end of the season earn a promotion to the PGA Tour in 2013.

List's 16-under 272 gave him a two-shot victory over fellow American Brian Stuard. Three-time PGA Tour winner Woody Austin, who started the round tied for the lead with List, had a 73 to drop the third, five strokes back.

List, the longest hitter on the Nationwide Tour this year, captured his first title in 72 career starts on the circuit's longest course, 7,781-yard Kinderlou Forest.

"It feels fantastic," said List, surrounded by his parents, grandparents and girlfriend. "It's hard to describe. I really put my head down, especially on the weekend. I knew where I was all day and it was nice to perform under the pressure."

Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford, B.C., finished at three under, tied for 38th place, and Bryan DeCorso of Guelph, Ont., was another six shots back in 67th.

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