Monday, June 29, 2009

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) — Tom Gillis shot a 70 in the final round of the Nationwide Tour Players Cup to win by three strokes Sunday.

Gillis, who began the day with a one-shot lead, stretched his advantage to five shots midway through the round at the Pete Dye Golf Club.

The lead dropped to two after a double-bogey, but Gillis steadied himself down the stretch with four closing pars to keep Cameron Percy (68) and Roger Tambellini (68) at bay.

Gillis finished at 15-under 273 and collected $108,000, vaulting him from No. 108 to No. 10 on the money list

``This gives me a start to what I want to do and that's being in the top-25 and graduate back to the PGA Tour,'' said Gillis, who played on Tour in 2003 and 2005. ``I wish we were done right now.''

The victory was the first of the season for Gillis.

``I felt like I've been playing pretty good for the last two months,'' he said. ``I just kept reminding myself to keep my head on, stay calm and let it come to me.''

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