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Scott Piercy closes with 65 to win Barbasol Championship for 3rd PGA Tour title

  • Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates with crew members in Victory Lane after winning the IndyCar Series auto race Saturday, July 18, 2015, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates with crew members in Victory Lane after winning the IndyCar Series auto race Saturday, July 18, 2015, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)  (The Associated Press)

  • Scott Piercy tees off the fourth hole during the final round of the Barbasol Championship golf tournament Sunday, July 19, 2015, in Opelika, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

    Scott Piercy tees off the fourth hole during the final round of the Barbasol Championship golf tournament Sunday, July 19, 2015, in Opelika, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Whee Kim, of South Korea, walks in the rain toward the third hole during the final round of the Barbasol Championship golf tournament Sunday, July 19, 2015, in Opelika, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

    Whee Kim, of South Korea, walks in the rain toward the third hole during the final round of the Barbasol Championship golf tournament Sunday, July 19, 2015, in Opelika, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)  (The Associated Press)

Scott Piercy won the Barbasol Championship on Sunday for his third PGA Tour title, closing with a 6-under 65 for a three-stroke victory.

The 36-year-old Las Vegas player made a 57-foot birdie putt on the second hole en route to his first victory since the 2012 Canadian Open. Tied for the third-round lead with Ricky Barnes, Piercy birdied three of four holes starting on No. 13 and finished at 19 under on Grand National's Lake Course.

Piercy began the season on a major medical extension after surgery on his right arm last year.

Birmingham native Will Wilcox was second after a 67.

Barnes, University of Alabama junior Robby Shelton and South Korea's Whee Kim tied for third at 14 under.

The round was delayed 1 hour, 20 minutes because of rain and lightning.