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Antonya English

Former Gators finish 1-2 at BMW championship

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September

Former Gator golfer Camilo Villegas won his first title on the PGA Tour with a wire-to-wire victory at the BMW Championship on Sunday. Fellow UF alum Dudley Hart shot a final round 65 to finish second.

Villegas shot a 2-under 68 for a two-shot win over Hart, who birdied the final two holes and earned a trip to the 2009 Masters with his highest finish in two years.

Villegas, a native of Colombia, finished at 15-under 265 for the tournament and earned a $1.26 million payoff, almost doubling his earnings from the rest of the 2008 season.

"It's awesome to be here,'' said Villegas, who sank three big putts on the back nine on Sunday to clinch the title. "Hopefully, it's the first of many.''

With the victory, Villegas moved up 23 spots into second place in the FedEx Cup standings. Hart moved up 53 spots in the Cup standings to 14th place and earned a spot to compete in the final event in Atlanta in two weeks.

Villegas and Hart were both four-time All-Americans at Florida. Villegas was a member of the 2001 NCAA National Championship team.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:34pm]

    

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