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Henley Makes History at Stadion Classic
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Athens, Ga. (Sports Network) - Macon native Russell Henley shot a three-under 68 on Sunday to win the Stadion Classic, becoming the second amateur in Nationwide Tour history to win an event.

VIEW:Photos of Russell Henley at Stadion Classic

Henley, a senior at the University of Georgia, finished at 12-under 272 at his home course -- the University of Georgia Golf Club. He co-led the tournament after three rounds and began Sunday's play with a bogey, but was flawless the rest of the way with four birdies to win the tournament rather comfortably.

The 22-year-old Henley is the first amateur to win on tour since Daniel Summerhays won the 2007 Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational.

Troy Kelly managed only a one-under 70 on Sunday to finish in second, two shots behind Henley at minus-10. Kelly, who was tied for the lead heading into the final round, is still winless on the Nationwide Tour.

Will Wilcox (67) and Matt Hendrix (70) shared third at nine-under 275, while Matt Davidson (67), Brad Elder (67), Bubba Dickerson (68) and Danny Lee (68) finished in a tie for fifth at minus-eight.

 

 

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