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De Jonge surges to first career Nationwide Tour victory

Updated: August 17, 2008, 6:42 PM ET
Associated Press

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Zimbabwe's Brendon de Jonge won the Xerox Classic for his first Nationwide Tour title Sunday, closing with a 1-under 69 at Irondequoit Country Club for a two-stroke victory over Australia's Jarrod Lyle.

De Jonge finished at 13-under 267 and earned $108,000 to jump from 12th to second on the money list with $316,056. Lyle, seeking his third win of the season and an immediate promotion to the PGA Tour, also finished with a 69.

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