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Barracuda Championship JJ Henry holds off hot Kyle Reifers in play-off

JJ Henry claimed his second Barracuda Championship crown on Sunday, surpassing Kyle Reifers in a play-off.

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JJ Henry holds off hot Kyle Reifers in Barracuda Championship play-off play

JJ Henry holds off hot Kyle Reifers in Barracuda Championship play-off

(Omni Sports)

JJ Henry denied a valiant Kyle Reifers in a play-off to win the Barracuda Championship for the second time in four years on Sunday.

Henry, who won in 2012 in the first instance Modified Stableford scoring was used at the PGA Tour event in Nevada, missed an eagle putt on his 72nd hole of the week for an outright win, but made amends on the second play-off hole.

Reifers (47 points) remarkably forced himself into the lead with three eagles in six holes, climbing from 22nd at the start of the final round.

However, Henry's first eagle of the week would deny Reifers a maiden title on the illustrious US tour, and handed 40-year-old Henry the third of his career and second in Reno.

Coming into this week, Reifers had his sole top-10 finish in 2015 at the Northern Trust Open in February, but followed that up with tied-for-11th results at each of the Texas Open and Houston Open - the American finishing strongly in all three tournaments.

But nothing compared to his Sunday at the Montreux Golf and Country Club, when he rocketed from 32 points to 47 via three eagles to move within a breath of his maiden title.

Back-to-back eagles on 13 and 14 set him up for a previously unlikely challenge, and there was no doubt about his putt on 18 - Reifers' arm up in celebration well before the ball went in the cup.

Reifers was eventually caught by fellow American Henry, the former having to wait one hour and 45 minutes from his final shot in regulation and the start of the play-off.

Reifers rode his luck into the second play-off hole, after his tee shot at the first - both were played on 18 - missed the fairway but he managed to match Henry's birdie.

Despite the loss, Reifers' final round (22 points) saw him break the one-day scoring record at the event - the benchmark falling for a third time this week.

Rounding out the top five were more Americans Patrick Rodgers (46), Andres Gonzales (43) and David Toms (42).

Sweden's Jonas Blixt suffered a poor final round, carding minus three points to finish in a tie for 13th on 37 overall.

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