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Ogilvie wins Jacob's Creek Open by a shot

Former Duke star Joe Ogilvie won the Nationwide Tour's Jacob's Creek Open on Sunday, closing with a 1-over 72 to hold off Australia's Shane Tait by a stroke.

Ogilvie, who spent the last four years on the PGA Tour, had a 5-under 279 total on the Kooyonga course. He earned $115,007 for his third career victory on the PGA Tour's developmental tour.

Tait finished with a 71. New Zealand's Mahal Pearce (66), Canada's David Morland (68) and Australia's Peter Senior (69) tied for third at 2-under 282.

At one stage, Ogilvie looked to be cruising to victory with a five-shot lead.

"It was, `How many strokes can I win the tournament by? Can I get to 10-under?' I told my caddie I'd try to win by seven or eight shots," Ogilvie said. "That was a really dumb comment as it turned out."

The tournament, co-sanctioned by the Australasian tour, was the first under the PGA Tour's five-year deal with Nationwide, which replaced as the title sponsor.

The top 20 money winners at the end of the Nationwide season will earn 2004 PGA Tour cards, and three-time winners receive an automatic promotion to the PGA Tour.

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