Trey Mullinax birdied the final hole on Sunday to win the Barbasol Championship by one shot, securing exemptions on both the DP World Tour and PGA Tour.
The American, who started the final round three strokes behind 54-hole leader Matti Schmid, battled with playing partner Kevin Streelman down the stretch as the pair exchanged blows in Kentucky.
They were neck-and-neck on 24-under-par standing on the 18th tee and both found the green with their second shots. Streelman was just closer than Mullinax’s approach.
Putting first, Mullinax sensationally holed his effort from 15 feet for a final round 66 and a 25-under-par total, leaving Streelman with a birdie putt to force a sudden-death play-off.
Streelman pushed his putt, handing Mullinax his first PGA Tour victory on his 106th start. With his victory, Mullinax also secured the final place at The 150th Open Championship at St Andrews as part of The Open Qualifying Series.
Mark Hubbard carded a 7-under-par 65 to finish third on 22-under-par, while Germany’s Hurly Long was the best-placed DP World Tour player one shot back in fourth place following his 9-under-par 63 from this morning with a 1-under 71.
"It was a long day today, it was a grind. But we stayed sharp, we stayed focused pretty much all day," Mullinax said.
"We knew it was going to be a grind, we knew we were going to get worn down, but we had to just keep at it, keep firing and at the end of the day I walked away with the low score.
"When I got on 18, me and my caddie, what do we need to do. He said You and Kevin are tied. I said, What's everybody else? We tried to just really focus on what we were doing.
"He let me know that information, but at that point, it was almost playing match play against him. I hit a great drive on 18 to set me up for a great second shot."
Barbasol Championship Final leaderboard:
-25 T Mullinax
-24 K Streelman
-22 M Hubbard
-21 H Long
-20 V Whaley
-19 A Svensson
-18 M Kim