Result: Brian Stuard wins playoff to clinch Zurich Classic of New Orleans title

Brian Stuard plays a shot on the 15th hole during the second round of the Sony Open in Hawaii at Waialae Country Club on January 10, 2014
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Brian Stuard wins his first PGA Tour title by beating Jamie Lovemark and An Byeong-Hun in a playoff for the Zurich Classic of New Orleans title.

Brian Stuard has won his first ever PGA Tour title by clinching a playoff in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans on Monday.

The tournament was forced into a fifth day and restricted to 54 holes after storms disrupted the third round.

At the end of play, Stuard, Jamie Lovemark and An Byeong-Hun were 15-under-par after an even-par round, but it could have been a different story.

Lovemark had the chance to take home the crown, but he missed a birdie putt on the 18th hole, resulting in a playoff between the three golfers, all of whom had never won on the PGA Tour.

Byeong-Hun was eliminated after bogeying the first playoff hole, and Stuard held his nerve for birdie to beat Lovemark, who was level par after the two holes.

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