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Tim Madigan holds off Matt Hill at Players Cup in Winnipeg

Tim Madigan

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Tim Madigan used a late chip-in birdie and a clutch three-footer for par to claim his first career PGA Tour Canada win at The Players Cup on Sunday.

Madigan began the day with a two stroke advantage over Josh Persons, who defeated the New Mexico golfer by a shot last month in Victoria. However, it was Matt Hill of Sarnia, Ont. and Ricky McDonald who made a late charge and put some pressure on Madigan, who made a chip-in for birdie on No. 15 to remain tied for the lead.

Hill and McDonald both finished a stroke back in second place. For Hill it was his best finish on Tour since winning the money title back in 2012.

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"I let it slip away from me in Victoria and I definitely wasn't going to allow it to happen again," said Madigan. "Making that three footer, that's why I practice – to be in that moment, to have that chance to get a win."

The victory moved Madigan up to second in the Order of Merit and he secured a berth in the RBC Canadian Open later this month in Montreal.

American Clark Klaasen posted a career-best fourth place finish at 7-under par.

Calgary's Ryan Yip finished in a tie for fifth as five Canadians finished in the top 10 in Winnipeg. Montreal's Beon-Yeong Lee finished eighth while Eugene Wong of North Vancouver and Chris Ross of Dundas, Ont. both finished in a tie for ninth.

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