Ward wins three-way playoff to take PNGA Mid-Amateur
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (Sept. 11, 2014) — Having a share of the lead after the second round, Jeff Ward shot 74 in Thursday's final round to, in a way, back into a three way playoff at the Pacific Northwest Mid-Amateur. But after three holes of sudden death, Ward captured the title for good with a tap-in birdie.

After all three players, including other participants Charlie Rice and Brandon Lorain, made pars on the first playoff hole, only Lorain and Ward made birdie on the par-five second hole. Ward then stuffed his approach on the par-four third, tapping in for a birdie while Lorain's attempt to tie lipped out.

Lorain shot two-under par 70 to get into the playoff, while Rice shot 72 on Thursday.

The other co-leader after round two Tyler Daniels struggled to an 82 in the final round and dropped out of the top-10.

First-round co-leader Bjorne Bjorke, after shooting 69 in the opening round, shot 72-76 in the last two rounds and finished alone in sixth place.

Ward, native of Bend, Ore., bogeyed the 18th hole in Thursday's round but still triumphed in the playoff.

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Format: 54-hole Stroke Play Competition (Gross only). The field will be cut to the low 60 players and ties for the final round.

Age Limit: Entrants must be 25 years of age or older by the start of the tournament.

Handicap Limit: Entrants must have a USGA Handicap Index or Golf Canada Handicap Factor of 8.4 or less.

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