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Appleby clinches Greenbrier title with magical 59

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Australian Stuart Appleby won his ninth PGA Tour title in record-equaling style when he closed with a scintillating 11-under-par 59 at the Greenbrier Classic in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia Sunday.

Appleby became only the fifth player ever to shoot the magical number in a PGA Tour event as he spectacularly overhauled third-round leader Jeff Overton to seal victory by one stroke.

The 39-year-old Australian piled up nine birdies and an eagle at the par-five 12th to post a 22-under total of 258 on the Old White Course at The Greenbrier.

American Overton, who had been bidding for his maiden title on the U.S. circuit, had to settle for second place after closing with a 67.

Writing by Mark Lamport-Stokes in Los Angeles; Editing by Dave Thompson