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Jonas Blixt gains first PGA Tour win
October 15, 2012

Jonas Blixt won the Frys.com Open on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, holing a 4-foot par putt on the final hole for a one-stroke victory at CordeValle.

Blixt became third PGA Tour rookie to win this season, closing with a 3-under 68 for a 16-under 268 total. He earned $900,000 in the Fall Series event.

Tim Petrovic and Jason Kokrak tied for second. Petrovic had a 64, and Kokrak shot a 68.

Third-round leader John Mallinger had a 72 to tie for fourth at 14 under with Jimmy Walker, Vijay Singh and Alexandre Rocha. Walker closed with a 62, and Singh and Rocha shot 68.

Blixt birdied the par-5 15th and par-4 17th to pull ahead.

Two strokes behind Mallinger entering the round, Blixt birdied the first holes, but gave the strokes back with bogeys on the next two. The 28-year-old former Florida State player made a birdie on the par-4 sixth, then had eight straight pars before the birdie on 15.

Blixt was making his 19th PGA Tour start. He finished third last week in Las Vegas.

The only other rookie winners this year are John Huh in the Mayakoba Golf Classic in February and Ted Potter Jr. in The Greenbrier Classic in July.

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