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McIntosh owns Da Shootout

McIntosh edges out Jamie O'Brien to in solid Pipeline to win shootout.

Updated: January 13, 2012, 2:26 PM ET
By Daniel Ikaika Ito

Newly crowned Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Champion Reef McIntosh, 35, is ringing out Korbel and anxiety from his drenched t-shirt. The tall, regular-foot from Kauai is standing at Ehukai Beach Park, soaking wet and grinning ear-to-ear. Moments ago he received a champagne shower from the boys for winning $30,000 and his first victory at Pipe. He held the lead from the second day of competition to the final day of Da Hui Backdoor Shootout and was a ball of nerves going into the awards ceremony.

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