Stadler, the son of PGA Tour veteran Craig Stadler, finished at
9-under 271, but Day was trying to hold a one-stroke lead on the
Day, who played on the PGA Tour for 12 years, hooked his tee
shot into the heavy rough on the uphill, 478-yard hole and
crisscrossed the fairway twice before eventually missing a 4-foot
putt for bogey. Stadler earned $103,500 and his third career
Nationwide Tour victory.
"It was out of my control at that point," said Stadler of his
45-minute wait. "I was fully expecting a playoff. It's not the way
you want it to end. It's hard watching the tournament finish like
that. At the same time, I really didn't want to go out and warm up
again. I played great today and it feels kind of deserved but you
don't want to back into it."
Stadler started the day three strokes back of 54-hole leader
Steve Collins (76-279).