Kimbell holds off Nationwide field

Kimbell holds off Nationwide field

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — Long-hitting John Kimbell won the inaugural South Georgia Classic for his first Nationwide Tour victory, closing with a 3-under 69 in high wind Sunday for a one-stroke victory over Australia’s Matthew Jones.

The 38-year-old Kimbell had a 10-under 278 total at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club, the longest course in Nationwide Tour history at 7,781 yards. He earned $108,000 to jump from 52nd to second on the money list with $126,139.

“I always knew I could do this, but was starting to wonder if it would ever happen,” Kimbell said. “I couldn’t be happier. It’s unbelievable to win at this level.”

Jones finished with a 71. Jeff Klauk (71) and Chez Reavie (72) tied for third at 5 under, and Carlos Franco (73) was 4 under.


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