Tom Byrum wins PGA Tour Champions' Q-school

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Tom Byrum follows through on a tee shot on the third hole during the second round of the Champions Tour's Encompass Championship golf tournament Saturday, July 11, 2015, in Glenview, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Tom Byrum wins PGA Tour Champions' Q-school

Tom Byrum follows through on a tee shot on the third hole during the second round of the Champions Tour's Encompass Championship golf tournament Saturday, July 11, 2015, in Glenview, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Tom Byrum eagled the first hole of a playoff with Tommy Tolles on Friday to win the PGA Tour Champions' National Qualifying Tournament at TPC Scottsdale.

A day after tying the tournament record with a 10-under 61, Byrum had a 5-under 65 to match Tolles at 19-under 265 on the Champions Course. Byrum eagled No. 17 for a share of the lead, and won the playoff with a 7-footer. Tolles closed with a 66.

Byrum and Tolles earned full exemptions for next season along with Kent Jones, Tim Petrovic and re-instated amateur Ken Tanigawa. Jones (64) was third at 18 under, and Petrovic (72) and Tanigawa (70) tied for fourth at 17 under.

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