Date: April 08, 2008

Price claims Nationwide prize

Aron Price became the fourth Australian to win on the Nationwide Tour this year after holding off American JJ Killeen on the second play-off hole at the Livermore Valley Wine Country Championship. The 25-year-old from Sydney bogeyed the final hole of regulation play to force the play-off before he triumphed on the second extra hole to claim the $117,000 first prize. Starting the final round four shots back, Price surged up the leaderboard with a 72 as Killeen hit five bogeys to fall back. The Australian held a one-shot lead when Killeen bogeyed the 14th but another dropped shot on the 18th ensured the tournament went into a play-off. Price is the fourth Australian to win on the Nationwide Tour in just six events, joining Jarrod Lyle (Mexico Open), Ewan Porter (Moonah Classic) and last week&aposs winner Gavin Coles (Chitimacha Louisiana Open). Victorian Marc Leishman also finished in the top 10, closing with a final-round 74 to finish in a tie for ninth.